Robert Siegel’s directorial debut, “Big Fan” is getting excellent reviews. It follows the life of an obsessed Giants fan, played by Patton Oswalt, who gets beaten up by the team’s best player (less likely to happen in real life now that Plax is gone.)
But before he became a screenwriter (he also wrote last year’s hit “The Wrestler) or journalistic humorist (he was one of the original minds behind “The Onion,”) Siegel was an awkward teenager with a paintbrush and a dream.
He gives a full explanation at the A.V. Club.