The Giant Mechanical Man
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The Giant Mechanical Man
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 begins to blossom, Jill's meddling ways threaten to undermine Janice's first… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a wistful charmer."
‑ Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press
"Under a few layers of urban twee is a sly, knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Christian Toto, Big Hollywood
"The only thing creakier than the title character in this low-budget romantic comedy might be the script."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"A listless slacker comedy about listless thirtysomethings who aimlessly wander, as much in need of a job as in a decent script."
‑ Kimberly Gadette, Doddle
""The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming.""
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"A solid summer palate cleanser to savor between all those main courses of superhero wham-a-thons."
‑ Brandon Judell, GreenCine
"Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina generate sweet chemistry together as two lonely people who find each other during stressful times in their lives."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A clumsily titled but winsome romantic comedy that quietly sneaks its way into your affection."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"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."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
"An earnest, good-hearted movie."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"For a first-time filmmaker, Lee Kirk sure knows how to pick his establishing shots."
‑ R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
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