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It may be real that everyone during their lifetime has fifteen mins of fame, even if in most situations it only lasts about a minute and a half. And if that minute and a half comes early in life, how far into adulthood can you carry it with you, and when does a healthy memory become an obsession that finally blurs the line between reality and fantasy? `The Fan,' directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes, is an intense and disturbing motion picture that examines that moment and the results it can have on the lives of those either directly or indirectly involved. Here, the focus is on one Gil Renard (De Niro), a knife salesman in San Francisco and a die-hard Giants fanatic who is pumped about the acquisition during the off-season of superstar centerfielder Bobby Rayburn (Snipes), whom he believes will bring a pennant to the team. Once a user himself-- a pitcher-- Renard's life has since been on a downhill slide. Divorced, he has a young, tiny league aged son, Richie (Andrew J. Ferchland), with whom he has an unsettling relationship, and at work, his sales have been so terrible his job is on the line. An angry, disturbed individual, Renard has reached a pivotal mission in his life; for inspiration, he continually returns to the philosophies of the catcher from his testing days, Coop (Charles Hallahan), whom he considers one of the finest athletes he ever knew. And as his life continues to deteriorate, his obsessions start to add further to the imbalance of his perceptions of reality, which finally lead him past a mission of no return. Scott's film, of course, has less to do with baseball than it does with how the minigame itself now relates to life and the things that really matter. As Rayburn tells at one point, `We're not curing cancer here.' But to those to whom life has been reduced to that minute and a half to which they still cling, the minigame can be everything. And it is just that unhealthy obsession that Scott examines in this film, that comparatively insignificant moment that in the obsessive mind becomes an episode of monumental importance that finally distorts any semblance of reality the individual may have left. What's truly frightening is that upon close scrutiny, in Renard there is much with which many viewers will be able to relate in one method or another: The anger, the frustration and perhaps the inability to allow go of that minute and a half, even when it threatens to become more than just a pleasant memory, but an unhealthy lifeline to other zone and other time that, in reality, may never have existed in the first place. It's like a find for self-esteem by the has-been-who-never-was, who can neither realize nor agree it's elusiveness. As Renard tells to Richie, `Baseball is better than life, because it's fair. You hit a sacrifice fly and it doesn't count vs your average.' An ideal that has forever eluded Renard; in his life, he's never been able to `give himself up for the team' and receive anything in return for it. As Renard, De Niro gives an explosive performance that at first glance may seem to have a bit of Travis Bickle and Maximum Cady in it-- which in fact it does-- though upon closer inspection, Renard is a special character. Those with a disturbed mind may have traits in common, as these characters De Niro has portrayed certainly do; but De Niro has successfully given every of them an individual personality, and when viewed side by side, the differences are readily apparent. Bickle may be a sociopath, Cady a cold blooded killer; but Renard is a boy who was just never able to receive a handle on his life and has allowed his obsessions to dictate the choices he has made along the way. De Niro is simply a master of his craft, with the ability to create his characters so true that a performance like this one is often overlooked; this is Oscar worthy work for which he never received the acclaim he was due. His Renard is so like someone you would run into in your daily life that in retrospect, it's scary. But it's the type of performance we've come to expect from De Niro, and as usual, he does not disappoint. Wesley Snipes, as well, gives a solid performance as Rayburn that is one of his greatest ever, which is not surprising when you consider with whom he was working. If you study De Niro's films, you may explore a common thread running through them with regard to his co-stars. De Niro has the ability to create those with whom he is working better; and it's something that stays with them forever after. Consider Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep before `The Deer Hunter,' or Ed Harris before `Jacknife.' Certainly they were exceptional talents before, but they have arguably been better since. And Snipes is no exception. Nor is Benicio Del Toro (Recipient of the Oscar for Greatest Helping Actor for `Traffic'), who gives a memorable turn here as Rayburn's rival outfielder, Juan Primo. The helping cast contains Patti D'Arbanville (Ellen),Ellen Barkin (Jewel), John Leguizamo (Manny), Chris Mulkey (Tim), Dan Butler (Garrity) and Brandon Hammond (Sean). A thought provoking thriller that gives some true insight into the cause and result of the psyche of human nature, `The Fan' is like an launch wound that may hit too close to home for some. And to dismiss this as just a `baseball' film or other `action' flick would be a mistake, for there is much more here than meets the eye. In the end, those who pay attention will ultimately reap the rewards it proffers. I rate this one 9/10.
Although The Fanatic has a baseball setting with the late Candlestick Park in San Francisco, it's not a baseball story. It's the dual storyline of a fanatic obsessed with baseball and his favourite user and that same user and his performance anxiety living up to the large amount of cash the Giants are paying him.The game role is played by Robert DeNiro and a lot of his hero is taken from what Michael Douglas had earlier did in Falling Down. DeNiro is the son of the founder of the company he works for, but dad having passed away long ago, the company is in various hands. DeNiro is not cutting it as a salesman of hunting knives (no pun intended) and he's having issues with his former wife Patty D'Arbanville-Quinn over visitation with his son.At the same time multi-million dollar acquisition Wesley Snipes is having issues living up to the hype and he's looking like a large old bust. Especially next to fresh Giant sensation Benicio DelToro who is carrying the squad with what looks like a Most Valuable User season. Snipes is only doing well on one front, his relationship with his young son.As his life falls apart DeNiro begins fixating on his favourite user and what he can do to support motivate him. After that this movie gets truly bizarre. But DeNiro who probably has more disturbed characters under his constructive belt than any another actor around today keeps it all real. He's matched by Wesley Snipes who plays a Barry Bonds like superstar who gets a nice life lesson by the end of the film.In fact Snipes realizes it before the movie ends. As he quite realistically says, it's just a game, it's not like we're out there discovering a cure for cancer. The trouble is that there are too many out there, fanatics like DeNiro in sports and in present business who receive method too caught up in it.Look also for great performances by Ellen Barkin who has a sports phone-in present and John Leguizamo as Snipes's agent and the wisest guy he has around him.
This film wasn't as terrible as everyone says. I think it's secure to tell that I am a fanatic of Robert De Niro, and that will certainly support if you like Robert De Niro to play this movie. But I didn't play this film solely on the fact that I like De Niro, I thought Snipes gave an equally choice performance. The thrills in this film were small, but they were satisfying. The ending is, without a doubt, the greatest part. There were another nice thrills though, like the freezer scene. I gotta tell that I liked this film a nice deal. Its is not without its flaws, but in order to play this movie, and a lot of another films for that matter, you gotta look past the flaws, and just take it for what it is. Play this film for its handful of thrills, decent acting, and nice melody (I am a large fanatic of the Rolling Stones also). This is a nice no-brainer with a creepy overtone, so just watch it for its pros, not its cons. 8/10
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