First Trailer for Patton Oswalt's 'Big Fan' Football Indie
The first trailer for the Sundance film Big Fan starring Patton Oswalt and both written and directed by Robert D. Siegel has debuted on Yahoo today. The story follows a hardcore football fan who gets beat up by his favorite player and must deal with the consequences. This actually looks a lot better as a trailer than I remember it being. Siegel's writing may have been fine, but his directing was completely amateur (read my review). I may still give this another shot when it hits theaters to see if Siegel has tweaked it at all since Sundance. Anyway, give it a shot, I expect a few of you may end up liking this indie a lot. Check this out!
Watch the trailer for Robert D. Siegel's Big Fan:
You can also watch the trailer for Big Fan in High Definition on Yahoo
Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking garage attendant from Staten Island and hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.
Big Fan is both written and directed by first-time filmmaker Robert D. Siegel, who's only previously credits are as screenwriter of The Onion Movie and Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler. This film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but it didn't get picked up for distribution until April. First Independent Pictures will be bringing Big Fan to very limited theaters starting on August 28th this fall.
Reader Feedback - 28 Comments
was that pac-man jones beating someone for no reason? Other than that I'm interested and will probably go and see this!
Xerxex on Jul 6, 2009
This movie would look a lot better if it was a comedy.
Farris on Jul 6, 2009
Yea I thought it was going to be more of a comedy. It doesn't seem like him getting beat up is warranted enough in this trailer, but maybe this wasn't the first time they've met. I'm a big Giants fan so I'll probably rent this.
Dan W on Jul 6, 2009
I think Patton Oswalt can be a Robin Williams-type of actor, minus the over-the-top annoying mugging. He looks OUTSTANDING in this.
jason on Jul 6, 2009
I'm a New England Patriots fan so I can't think of anything better than watching a Giants fan get the piss knocked out of him!!! I'm watching this for sure!!
ClerksFan on Jul 6, 2009
boobs at 2.22 oh my lord!!! o_o
Russ on Jul 6, 2009
Man, this sounded really bad... but that trailer just sold me. I thought it was going to be an over the top comedy, but yeah... this looks really good.
crumb on Jul 6, 2009
This looks really good. I hope it's better now than what you saw at Sundance, Alex, because I'd hate to be disappointed by this. Patton Oswalt looks fantastic in this trailer. And seriously who's boobs were those? Anybody know?
Da Man on Jul 6, 2009
looks awesome! rival Eagles haha!
james cameron on Jul 6, 2009
#6 ... YES! i was expecting a comedy, since i didnt read the intro or anything. but this looks good.
mrmr on Jul 6, 2009
so he becomes an eagles fan at the end of the movie?
Roberto Dinamite on Jul 6, 2009
Because I'm from the u.k. American Football makes no sense to me what-so-ever. For that matter nor does football here. I digress. This looks amazing and could fill the gap that 'The Wrestler'(Best movie I have seen this year) has created. I'm not too sure if this will get a release in the uk as the NFL isn't that big here. However we will get it on DVD/BLU RAY
link1983 on Jul 7, 2009
Well, about acknowledging the screenplay of The Wrestler ... I think it was the weakest part of the film.
Bo on Jul 7, 2009
this looks good to me. this trailer shows the film is taking on some serious tones as well as having some humor.
dan on Jul 7, 2009
What did the player say right before he beat him up? I couldn't understand him
Garrett on Jul 7, 2009
Steelers! I thought it was going to be a comedy?
JussHaten on Jul 7, 2009
i think those were patton oswalt's boobs.
goliad on Jul 7, 2009
This trailer just made me really sad.
Lacey on Jul 7, 2009
I think this part suits Patton Oswalt.
Robbie on Jul 7, 2009
Patton Oswalt a good actor? Wait what? I have GOT to check this out.
Corey on Jul 7, 2009
The player said - "What are you, a stalker???" before he beat him up. I know it's a drama and it looks very awesome ... but there's an equal part of me admiring this as there is simply laughing that the world's biggest comic geek is portraying the tragedy of a sports fan. There's alot to relate to in here - and yet, there's not a lot to relate to, since Sports fans pretty much define themselves by their lack of introspection. "Don't overthink it. Just Do It." Is that, in the end, what Oswalt's character's going to do? Because I would find that hilarious, and to me that would make this a very, very dark comedy. Ha!
Django on Jul 7, 2009
I'm on the fence about this one. Doesn't look bad though.
Syphous on Jul 7, 2009
Initially I thought it looked like a funny satire towards football fans, but it really looks like a deep drama. Go Patton!
Nick Sears on Jul 8, 2009
love oswald this looks good
neonblue120 on Jul 8, 2009
Quit saying the movie is ruined People keep saying the movie is spoiled, but it could just as easily be the beginning of the movie where he loses a bet or something, he does call into a sports talk show and has a rival called philadelphia phil. You dont know what happened so stop guessing like you saw something in the trailer everyone else didnt see.
Randy on Jul 9, 2009
its so nice
duraiprasanth on Jul 11, 2009
lmao nice dramatic music while the hot dogs cook. and by the way...GO CARDINALS!
Scott on Jul 23, 2009
Is it bad when the thing that you remember after watching the trailer are the huge boobs at 1:58?
Rob on Jul 30, 2009
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