The Fanatic

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"All he wanted was an autograph."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 4.1  (12,210)
  • 18

The Fanatic is a 2019 thriller film, directed by Fred Durst and stars John Travolta as a socially awkward man named Moose, who is a huge fan of action star Hunter Dunbar (played by Devon Sawa). Moose often stalks Dunbar outside his Hollywood home in hopes of catching a glimpse of him. Moose is an aspiring actor who works as a street performer on Hollywood Boulevard, and has a learning disability which makes it difficult for him to remember lines. His obsession with Dunbar leads him to spend all his money on his merchandise and finally he decides to try to meet the actor.

Moose's attempts at meeting the elusive Dunbar are thwarted by his aggressive and possessive bodyguard, Levi (played by Luis Da Silva Jr.). Moose becomes more and more obseessed with Dunbar, and his actions become increasingly erratic and threatening. He crosses the line when he breaks into Dunbar's home, steals some of his belongings, and terrorizes Dunbar and his family.

The movie portrays the consequences of dangerous stalker-like behavior, and how it can escalate from being an innocent fan to something much more sinister. It also touches on the difficulties and hardships that individuals with learning disabilities have to face on a daily basis.

John Travolta delivers a standout performance as Moose, bringing the character to life in a nuanced and sympathetic manner. He portrays the character's learning disability and obsession expertly, building a character that is both pitiable and terrifying at the same time.

Devon Sawa provides a strong performance as Dunbar, a man who is constantly being hounded by obsessive fans. His portrayal of a movie star who is constantly on edge and paranoid is convincing and adds a layer of tension to the film.

Ana Golja plays Leah, Moose's friend who tries to help him understand the severity of his actions. She brings a sense of calmness to the film, contrasting with the increasingly dangerous actions of Moose.

The film is also notable for being directed by Fred Durst, the lead singer of Limp Bizkit. His direction is solid, with the film building up tension gradually and culminating in a tense and gripping finale.

Overall, The Fanatic is a well-executed thriller that delves into the complexities of obsession and stalker-like behavior. The performances by the cast, particularly John Travolta's, are excellent, and the direction by Fred Durst is assured and confident. Fans of the thriller and horror genres will find plenty to enjoy in The Fanatic.

The Fanatic is a 2019 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1 and a MetaScore of 18.

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    4.1  (12,210)
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