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By / 07.13.09

I can’t believe we didn’t get to this earlier. Patton Oswalt, he of “King of Queens” and “Comedians of Comedy” fame, is starring in an indie flick making the rounds at Sundance, and if the trailer above is any indication of the gravitas and strength of the movie, I suspect you will be eager to see it. It’s called Big Fan, and it’s slated for release on August 28th. Here’s the gist, via the Sundance site:

Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from working-class Staten Island, is the self-described “world’s biggest New York Giants fan.” One night Paul and his best friend, Sal, spot star Giants linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas station in Staten Island. They impulsively follow his SUV into Manhattan to a strip club, where they finally muster up the courage to talk to their hero.

What starts out as a dream come true turns into a nightmare as a misunderstanding ignites a violent confrontation, and Paul is sent down a path that will test his devotion to the extreme.

Leave it to the independents to produce quality stuff when the big studios are constantly turning out 2-hour toy commercials. I’m excited to see this movie, and I can’t remember the last time I said that. Probably when the girl I was dating told me she’d give me a blow job during Titanic if I went to see it with her. Never saw how that movie ended; I sure hope everyone got off that boat okay.


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