John Travolta’s new film is a lot like “Misery” — just without the acclaim.The actor plays Moose, a mentally unstable Los Angeles man who is infatuated with an action movie star named Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa). But Moose isn’t posters-and-fan-fiction obsessed — he’s love-me-or-you’re-dead obsessed.
Quickly, Moose’s fandom ratchets up to extreme stalking. With hair that looks like a mullet made from roadkill, the creep sneaks into parties where Dunbar will be, longing for some intimate face time. When that doesn’t work, he finds the actor’s address and shows up at his house. Repeatedly.
This is a sharp idea for a film, especially during a moment in which social media has allowed fans unparalleled access to celebrities, making it seem as though they’re a part of our lives. At times, a star might even respond to your tweet or Instagram comment. It’s easy to confuse a public figure for a friend.