Movie Diary 9/16/2009

Big Fan (Robert D. Siegel, 2009). Patton Oswalt starring as a diehard Giants fan who doesn’t want to grow up beyond his sports world, a situation that comes close to capturing something about a culture in which widespread arrested adolescence seems to have become an entire system of mindless tribalism (not talking about sports, either). Comes close – there are nagging plot points and the drear is uninterrupted. (full review 9/18)