The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 21
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 6
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 2
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Janice (Jenna Fischer) is down on her luck. Out of work and living with her well-intentioned but overbearing sister Jill, Janice is struggling to find her way and build a fulfilling life for herself. When she meets Tim (Chris Messina), a street performer whose unique talents as a "living statue" don't exactly pay the bills, she recognizes a kindred spirit. As they get to know each other, Janice begins to feel that she has met a like-minded person who could make her happy. But as their connection
Apr 27, 2012 Limited
Oct 9, 2012
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"The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart.
Replete with eye-roll-inducing contrivances and heavy-handed symbolism - both lovers share dreams of their teeth falling out - this arrested-development comedy panders to the work-averse by taking easy aim at ambitious careerists.
Under a few layers of urban twee is a sly, knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances.
Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming."
A winsome, though clunky, romance mercifully sidelines the obvious symbolism...
The Giant Mechanical Man has the heart of a smart, sophisticated indie rom-com with wacky supporting players swiped from your average Kate Hudson clunker.
A solid summer palate cleanser to savor between all those main courses of superhero wham-a-thons.
This cute dramedy tackles well-trod ground in the world of indie film but Lee Kirk conveys enough honest affection for his well-crafted characters that the piece works.
The only thing creakier than the title character in this low-budget romantic comedy might be the script.
Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina generate sweet chemistry together as two lonely people who find each other during stressful times in their lives.
A listless slacker comedy about listless thirtysomethings who aimlessly wander, as much in need of a job as in a decent script.
Fischer at least has personal and romantic reasons to be involved with this film, but audiences are unencumbered by such obligations, and should heed the title's warning sign and opt out of Kirk, Fischer, and Messina's fruitless little circle of pain.
A clumsily titled but winsome romantic comedy that quietly sneaks its way into your affection.
Kirk's wispy screenplay is light on conflict and memorable moments, but the cast elevates the film to a pleasurable diversion.
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