Tuesday, January 06, 2009

'Laugh and wince' -- sounds perfect

The film geek sites have mentioned this already, but it's new to us: The film Big Fan premieres at Sundance. It might not be a sports movie per se, but it's directed by Robert Siegel, who wrote The Wrestler, and it stars Patton Oswalt of Lewis Black's The Root Of All Evil fame.
"Oswalt, one of our favorite comedians, stars as a hardcore New York Giants fan who runs into the team's star quarterback at a strip club, whereupon misunderstandings and violence ensue. The film was written and directed by Robert Siegel, a former Onion writer who also penned one of 2008's best films, The Wrestler. The Sundance blurb says the film 'will make you laugh and wince at the same time,' which is one of our favorite things to do." -- Film.com
A sports movie doesn't have to be about athletes. Game 6, which came out about three years ago, was a perfect example. Please say this will be coming to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Sundance 2009 - Six Movies to Look For;
A Patton Oswalt vehicle, a David Foster Wallace adaptation and a new teen sex romp from the director of Superbad

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