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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
'Gigantic' is the debut film from writer/director,Mark Aselton (a name to look out for in the future). It concerns a mattress salesman (played by Paul Dano,from 'There Will Be Blood','Little Miss Sunshine',and others)who receives an odd customer (John Goodman),who's daughter (Zooey Deschanel)falls asleep on one of the beds in the show room. An odd relationship develops between the two. There are some other elements that makes this for a flawed,but funny (and fun)evening at the cinema (a psychotic homeless man stalks our protagonist,an adoption of an Asian baby looms in the background,as well as a hunt for wild mushrooms on (ironically) sacred mushrooms for good measure ,too). Other familiar faces turn up in this film as well,for good turn (Ed Asner,Jane Alexander,etc.). A film that is worth seeking out. Rated 'R'by the MPAA,this film contains salty language,sexual situations,drug usage & some violence. Leave the little ones home.
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