“All he wanted was an autograph”
John Travolta is Moose, a man with autism who makes his money as a street performer on the streets of Hollywood.
Hunter Dunbar is an actor who’s made a living being the lead in horror movies who is also Moose’s favourite actor. Moose’s dream is to meet Dunbar and he has a chance when he learns that he will be at his favourite memorabilia store the following night. To prepare for the meeting Moose purchases a jacket Dunbar wore in one of his favourite movies for Dunbar to sign.
The night Moose is to meet Dunbar and get his autograph all does not go well and puts Moose in a bad state of mind. When Moose’s emotions begin to run high it leads to him making bad decisions and to a confrontation with Dunbar that will change both of their lives; one good and one bad.
TRAVOLTA CARRIED THE MOVIE
Directed by Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, The Fanatic (2019) would be unbearable to watch if it wasn’t for Travolta. He carries the movie from beginning to end. He portrays a man with autism with honesty without making a mockery of the disorder. Travolta is able to bring a sense of compassion and understanding to the character. This will enable the viewer will want to help him without feeling sorry for him.
Devon Sawa as Hunter Dunbar will open your eyes to the world of celebrities. And seeing the true “face behind the mask.” The persona s/he puts out to the world may not be the one he lives every day. Dunbar is a very mean spirited person who doesn’t care who he hurts, physically or emotionally, even if that person his his biggest fan.
ENJOYABLE BECAUSE OF TRAVOLTA
The Fanatic is an enjoyable film and worth 88 minutes of the viewer’s time. and it’s all because of Travolta. It’s not only a film about a fan’s goal to meet their movie hero but about autism. The audience will root for Moose while dispising Dunbar, or as Moose calls him at one point in the movie, Dummybar.
The Fanatic is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.