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Sprinkle Some Fries on those Cupcakes

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | July 7, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | July 7, 2009 |

Back in April, I reviewed Big Fan when it was screened at the Boston Independent Film Festival. It’s a Robert Siegel film (he wrote The Wrestler) about an obsessed fan of the New York Giants (Patton Oswalt) who has a very bad encounter with his favorite player. And what I remember most about the comments in that review is that one Mr. Skittimus Maximus really wanted to see the trailer, and he expressed as much in a way that strangely mirrored Oswalt’s obsession with the football player:

I’ve heard about this for a while now. Where the hell is a goddam trailer? Where? WHERE’S A TRAILER ROWLES? COME ON! GIMME A FRIGGIN’ LINK!

It’s been thirty minutes since my last post requesting a trailer. I’ve hit refresh twenty-three times. I’ve cross-referenced Pajiba on Facebook as well. My interest in seeing a film about an obsessive fan is waning.

Just checked Facebook again. Nothing…

I’ll be outside your joint later. No hurry. Just give me the link. Actually, I’ll just let myself in.
Actually, you can post the link for the trailer on my Facebook page. It’s me again. Skitz. Just checking.
Hi, uh, Dustin, this is Skitz. I started commenting, um, little over a year ago. I’m just wanted to say that I’ve had a great time… and you should post that trailer tomorrow, or in two days, whatever. Anyway, you know my email…
Hi, Dustin, this is Skitz again. Could you just call me when you see this? I’m gonna be up for awhile and I’d just rather speak to you in person instead of trying to fit it all into -
Hi, Dustin, I just refreshed cuz I thought your site might’ve cut me off when I, before I finished commenting. Anyway, uh, and, y’know, and also, sorry to post so many times, but you were still posting new stories when I last checked so I knew you’d see this. Anyhow, uh, my ema …
Shit. I hit “post comment” before I was done. That’s it. I just wanna see the trailer. I didn’t want you to think I was weird or desperate, or… we should just hang out and see where it goes cuz it’s nice and, y’know, no expectations. Ok? Thanks a lot. Bye bye. It’s not you, it’s me. I’m sorry… This is Skitz.

It went on for a little while longer, but I think you get the point. Well buddy, it’s three months late, but here’s your Big Fan trailer. I hope it was worth the wait.

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