The Giant Mechanical Man

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  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.7  (10,492)
  • 43

The Giant Mechanical Man is a romantic comedy film from 2012, directed by Lee Kirk and starring Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, and Topher Grace. The movie follows the story of an aimless woman named Janice (Fischer) who has recently lost her job as a failed zookeeper and is struggling to find her place in the world. Janice's boyfriend, Tim (Grace), is a self-absorbed motivational speaker who cannot relate to her struggles. Her sister, Jill (Malin Akerman), is successful and married, and constantly reminds Janice of her shortcomings. Janice is left feeling alone and hopeless, until she meets Tim (Messina), a street performer who dresses up as a giant mechanical man and performs on the streets.

Janice is immediately drawn to Tim's unique personality and quirky sense of humor. She becomes Tim's friend and starts to watch his performances regularly. Janice finds herself opening up to Tim about her life and her struggles. Meanwhile, Tim is dealing with his own problems. He is struggling to make ends meet as a street performer and is constantly harassed by a group of teenagers.

As Janice and Tim grow closer, they become each other's support system, finding comfort in each other's company. However, things aren't as easy as they seem. Jill disapproves of Janice's friendship with Tim and tries to break them apart. On the other hand, Tim's ex-girlfriend (Lucy Punch) resurfaces, sabotaging his relationship with Janice.

Despite the challenges, Janice and Tim begin to develop feelings for each other. They realize they have something special, a bond that transcends social norms and societal expectations. Janice, inspired by Tim's mechanical man performances, discovers her own love for art and creates her own animal sculptures.

As the movie progresses, the relationship between Janice and Tim unfolds beautifully. The Giant Mechanical Man is not your usual love story, and it's not just about two people finding each other. It's about finding oneself, embracing individuality, and cherishing the people who accept you for who you are.

The movie's theme revolves around the idea that it is okay to be different and that love can be found in unexpected places. The film's message is conveyed through the excellent performances of Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina, who exhibit a natural chemistry that is both sweet and authentic.

The supporting cast also adds up to the movie; Topher Grace's portrayal of the arrogant motivational speaker and Lucy Punch's performance as Tim's ex-girlfriend is spot on. Malin Akerman, who plays Janice's sister, provides the perfect amount of comic relief.

The cinematography of The Giant Mechanical Man is exceptional, with poignant shots of Tim's mechanical man performances and Janice's art. The film's soundtrack consists of indie-pop music that fits perfectly with the movie's hipster vibe.

Overall, The Giant Mechanical Man is a heartwarming movie that is both relatable and funny. It explores the themes of self-discovery and acceptance, and its message will resonate with viewers of all ages. The Giant Mechanical Man is a must-watch for anyone who loves quirky romantic comedies.

The Giant Mechanical Man is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 43.

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    6.7  (10,492)
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