Big Fan (2010) For some folks, sports is more than entertainment. It's life and death. Take Patton Oswalt's doughy loser in Big Fan , who only comes alive…
Movie on DVD Review

Big Fan (2010)

BIG FAN Patton Oswalt and Kevin Corrigan were probably not happy this past football season
BIG FAN Patton Oswalt and Kevin Corrigan were probably not happy this past football season
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 12, 2010; DVD Release Date: Jan 12, 2010; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Kevin Corrigan and Patton Oswalt; Distributor: First Independent Pictures

For some folks, sports is more than entertainment. It's life and death. Take Patton Oswalt's doughy loser in Big Fan, who only comes alive on NFL Sundays and in the brief moments he's on air with a local sports talk-radio show as ''Paul from Staten Island.'' Oswalt's always been a great stand-up comic, but in this modest black comedy he proves that he can really act, too. He's like Rupert Pupkin in a Giants jersey. EXTRAS include a few ho-hum outtakes and a hilarious Q&A with Oswalt and writer-director Robert Siegel. B+

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Originally posted Jan 06, 2010 Published in issue #1085 Jan 15, 2010 Order article reprints