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by Matthew Quick
No recent portrayal of football better reminds us that the term fan derives from the word fanatic. Quick casts his hero, Pat Peoples -- recently sprung from the psych ward -- as a reluctant participant in the frenzy surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles' loyal flock, no bird more fixated than his manic bookie father, Pat Sr. When Peoples is deemed a good-luck charm, a high-stakes, two-prong bet is placed upon both an Eagles win and Pat’s score in a local dance contest. Can he develop fancy footwork, keep his cool, ditch sins of the father, and read the signals of romance emerging between him and Tiffany Maxwell, his sardonic-but-alluring dance partner? A victorious comedy, balancing true grit with acquired optimism.
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