The Giant Mechanical Man
The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Julie Hinds
Detroit Free Press

It's a wistful charmer.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Under a few layers of urban twee is a sly, knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Two sad souls who find common ground and... more ambition doing menial labor. That's really all there is.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart.

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John Anderson

Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming."

Christian Toto
Big Hollywood

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Brandon Judell

A solid summer palate cleanser to savor between all those main courses of superhero wham-a-thons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Didn't expect much, but this was quite a sweet little movie. I have the Australian rental copy which is renamed "Love is in the air" and has a… More
"I am sure this was suppose to be some meaningful and inspirational movie about finding the one who supports all your dreams and makes you feel all whole… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's not perfect, but it is a charmingly, quirky film. Though bizarre at times, it is occasionally funny, well-filmed, and has an interesting premise. What… More
Christopher Haskell
"The Giant Mechanical Man" is a quaint little love story with a subtle performance from Jenna Fischer, who proves she should definitely be in more… More
Cynthia S.
This is a sweet Indie style romantic comedy. It is a little slow moving, but never dull. Chris Messina, and Jenna Fischer, are both completely adorable. A real… More