The Giant Mechanical Man Reviews
It's rewarding to watch Messina in this role, playing a guy who's easy to root for, especially if you're only familiar with his performance as Dr. Castellano on The Mindy Project. (He's great on that show -- it's just a rather different character.) He's got wonderful range, and I hope to see him pop up in more films.
Cinematographer Doug Emmett did an especially wonderful job here. Subtly keeping the palette in the range of cool blues and greys has great resonance with Tim's makeup, and really contributes to the film's atmosphere -- cold and biting, but a ray of sunshine here and there.
The plot itself isn't particularly novel -- although it is well written -- but what really keeps this engine running are the performances of the two leads.
PROS: The two leads, cute relationship
CONS: Unrealistic annoying characters, not very funny, bad beginning and end
Great performance by Chris Messina in particular, icky performance by Topher Grace + WIG. Jenna Fischer was adorable, wish she'd had a more interesting character to work from.