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Gigantic (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  19 June 2009 (UK)
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A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

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Do we ever get what we want? Brian sells mattresses in a warehouse store. His father and older brothers have material success; he wants a child. He's applied to adopt a baby from China. A man who appears homeless seems to be stalking Brian with violent intent. He meets Happy, the daughter of a rich, quirky customer. She doesn't stick to anything, but she and Brian hit it off, except for her vomiting when she learns about his adoption idea. He wants her to meet his family, and there's a call about the adoption. What will Happy do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When it comes to family and relationships, there are no small surprises

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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19 June 2009 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,294 (USA) (3 April 2009)

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$102,079 (USA) (26 June 2009)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Al Lolly: Alright... I'll send my girl by this afternoon... take a look, work out the financing. Fourteen grand is the price you quoted me not a penny more so don't try to Jew the price up on me. You're not... Jewish, are you?
Brian: No, I'm not, but there's...
Al Lolly: [interrupting] Good. Just a figure of speech. I'm half Jew myself. I work with Jews. They Jew me all day long so I can say it.
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Did You See the Words
Written by Brian Weitz, David Portner, Josh Dibb (as Joshua Dibb) & Noah Lennox
Performed by Animal Collective
Courtesy of Fat Cat Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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The unexpected and the unexplained in our lives
22 August 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This is an hour and a half of reality. If you are looking for some movie to make you forget about the gray life and all of its happenings, don't watch Gigantic. If you want to see how normal people react in extraordinary situations, without any imaginative and "hoolywoodistic" improvements, go ahead and watch. Very few people understand the poetry of Gigantic. Even fewer understand why the movie is called this way. And the explanation is almost obvious: because what's happening to Brian is gigantic and what's happening to Happy is even more gigantic.

Brian and Happy don't react extraordinary, cinematographically, in front of these gigantic situations, but they do what all of us would have probably done. This is why Gigantic is a good movie. Some have criticized the fact that Gigantic was put in romantic comedies genre. I have to disagree. Just because it doesn't have a cinematographic touch, it doesn't mean Gigantic is not funny or romantic. It's true, the jokes are Britishlike.

But the romance is sparkling. Brian and Happy are obviously in love from the first time they meet. And they share some pretty moments together. The homeless guy represents the unexplained in our lives. He lives only in Brian's head, or maybe he doesn't. Just like all the things we can't explain. Gigantic is not a beautiful movie. But it definitely is a good movie.


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