When is the last time you saw a good movie starring Robert De Niro? I keep watching most of his new movies but most of it is just crap and after all this disappointment, it was time to rewatch a good old flick to redeem the guy. Among all the masterpieces De Niro and Scorsese made together, it is one of the least appreciated ones and it was a flop when it came out which is not really surprising. Indeed, it is a comedy but the whole thing is just so dark, so sardonic, it can't be compared to your average commercial comedic feature. That's probably why I enjoyed it whereas I usually don't care much about comedies. Once again, the directing is really awesome with here and there some pacing issues but nothing major and some amazing performances (Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard). It is also gives a grim and, I'm afraid, realistic view on the whole fandom/stalker concept. The great thing about this movie is that you never know if you should laugh or be afraid by the whole thing which is probably why the average audience dimissed it and it is exactly why I actually enjoyed it so much. Still, I'm not so sure about the ending. On one hand, it is really fascinating and provides a great twist to the whole thing, blaming Langford, the audience, everybody and shows how ridiculous the whole system is. On the other hand, where they make sure during the whole thing that Pupkin is displayed as a maniacal incapable moron, suddenly, with this ending, he becomes some kind of genius and a great comedian. Still, it is another great movie by the great duo Scorsese/De Niro and it is definitely worth a look.