The Giant Mechanical Man

The Giant Mechanical Man

DVD - 2012
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MPAA rating: PG-13; parents strongly cautioned; some sexual content and brief strong language.
An unemployed thirty-something woman, with no direction in her life falls for a street performer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by New Video, 2012
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781422921906
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 26, 2016

I enjoyed this movie! Chris Messina from The Mindy Project played a likable, though not perfect character here, too. You can see the attraction developing between them. I wonder if Jenna Fischer made this film so that teens could see what a caring relationship is like.

Nov 14, 2015

After a long, hard week, this was a delightful little movie to cozy up and relax to. This movie is charming and romantic. I wish there had been more laughs -- but it was still a wholly worthwhile movie -- and there was one big, huge laugh that made up for fewer laughs. There were no deaths and no raw sex scenes -- appreciated that for a change. Most of all, after personally having experienced trying to find oneself -- and a job -- this left me with a feel-good vibe that hope is indeed valid even during the darkest of times.

Feb 08, 2015

Some insights into human character. Slow moving the story along. Don't put it high on your must see list!

Apr 02, 2014

It seems to start out about Chris Messina's street performer: why does he stand out there in the cold for hours, barely noticed? His girlfriend leaves him. Finally he gets a job at a zoo to support himself.
But then the movie turns to be about Jenna Fischer's unemployed, directionless young woman. There are bright spots, such as her tension with her younger sister who is more successful in a worldly way. Even when she meets Chris, the focus of the film seems to be on her. This is unfortunate, as while appealing, her character seems less fascinating than Chris's.
In the DVD extras, it turns out that Jenna and the writer/director fell in love and eventually got married.
A quiet but poignant and realistic romantic comedy.

jpozenel Jun 30, 2013

I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed watching this movie. I think Jenna Fischer is one of the loveliest actresses and she and Chris Messina played opposite each other perfectly.

Dec 31, 2012

A rom-com that had a bit more depth in character. Definitely worth watching.


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