The Fanatic (2019)


The story is inspired by a real-life fan who pursued Limp Bizkit’s frontman Fred Durst many years ago, and the screenplay was written by Durst and Dave Bekerman. It follows Moose, who gets cheated out of meeting his favorite action hero, Hunter Dunbar. Moose then hunts down Dunbar to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves. Harmless at first, Moose’s actions begin to take a dark turn. Against the advice of his friend Leah, Moose begins to make frequent visits to his hero’s private home. As the visits continue to escalate, Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger.

Quick thoughts (not a review!)

First off let me just say that this movie is at times, well, terrible BUT in a good way?  I mean the script at times does kinda go off tangent quite a bit with many scenes showing Moose (played by John Travolta) as an obsessive fan incriminating himself doing certain ‘crimes’ that could quite easily be used as evidence by Hunter (played by Devon Sawa) towards the ending of the movie (you have to see the ending to understand) and then we have Travolta play a character with obvious mental issues which could be, lets say – cliche? Some of the dialogue is pretty much laugh-out-loud also.  BUT this is a terribly GOOD movie in that it is perhaps Travolta’s BEST performance for years and you can see how much effort he puts into playing his character Moose.  It really is a wonderful performance! 

The story is apparently based on real life events surrounding writer/director Fred Durst which happened during his time as lead singer of Limp Bizkit but how much of what is shown on screen was ‘real’ – well who knows?  But it really is a terrible movie – in a GOOD way!

Would I recommened? Hell yeah!  Bring it on.

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