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Gigantic -- Mattress salesman Brian Weathersby (Dano) might just find his place in the world after he meets Harriett (Deschanel), a lovely but misguided young woman who falls asleep on one of the beds in his shop.


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When it comes to family and relationships, there are no small surprises
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Matt Aselton 
Writing credits
Adam Nagata (written by) &
Matt Aselton (written by)

Produced by
Paul Dano .... executive producer
John Duffin .... line producer: Los Angeles
Scott Ferguson .... executive producer
Mindy Goldberg .... producer
Jeff Preiss .... executive producer
Charles Pugliese .... co-producer
Jerry Soloman .... executive producer (as Jerry Solomon)
Christine Vachon .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Original Music by
Roddy Bottum 
Cinematography by
Peter Donahue (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Beatrice Sisul 
Casting by
Mark Bennett 
Production Design by
Rick Butler 
Art Direction by
Leo Holder 
Set Decoration by
Mila Khalevich 
Costume Design by
Paola Weintraub  (as Paola Ruby Weintraub)
Makeup Department
Jorjee Douglas .... assistant makeup artist (as Jorjee Douglass)
Thom Gonzales .... head hair stylist
Sherri Berman Laurence .... head makeup artist
Claus Lulla .... head makeup artist
Claudia Orozco .... makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Claudia Britt)
Anita Roganovic .... assistant hair stylist (as Anita Lausevic)
Valerie Gladstone-Appel .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Michelle Kearns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sarit Klein .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Luca Borghese .... post-production supervisor
Nikki Bottolene .... assistant production supervisor: Los Angeles
Scott Ferguson .... unit production manager
Thomas J. Whelan .... assistant unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arianne Apicelli .... second second assistant director
Chris DeAngelis .... key second assistant director (as Christopher J. DeAngelis)
Tudor Jones .... first assistant director
Art Department
John T. Bobick .... key construction grip
Chris Cannon .... gang boss: Los Angeles
Henry Cespedes .... set dresser
Pete Dancy .... property master (as Peter Dancy)
Barbara A. Kastner .... set dresser (as Barbara Kastner)
John Knoop .... set dresser
Jen Lee .... art department coordinator: Los Angeles
A.R. Brook Lynn .... art department coordinator (as Alex Brook Lynn)
Noel McCarthy .... visual consultant: Los Angeles
Melissa B. Miller .... art department coordinator
Wayne Scott Miller .... on-set dresser (as Wayne Miller)
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... camera scenic artist (as Lyvan Munlyn)
Lyvan A. Munlyn .... charge scenic artist (as Lyvan Munlyn)
Francis Panuccio .... key construction grip
Kathi Prate .... set dresser
Neolysa Ramos .... industrial scenic artist (as Neolysia Ramos)
Kevin Roach .... construction coordinator
Jeffrey Rollins .... assistant property master (as Jeff Rollins)
Jim Sten .... leadman
Susan Tatom .... assistant property master
Gary Wattson .... leadman
Williamina Ellis .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr engineer
Patricia Brolsma .... boom operator
Crew Chamberlain .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Rachel Chancey .... sound effects editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Mik Cribben .... sound utility
David Ellinwood .... supervising dialogue editor (as Dave Ellinwood)
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist
Mike Howells .... adr recordist
Bobby Johanson .... adr engineer
Marydixie Kirkpatrick .... boom operator: Los Angeles
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric McAllister .... assistant sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist (as Jay Pack)
Schavaria Reeves .... boom operator
Billy Theriot .... adr mixer
Eric Vierhaus .... dolby consultant
Damian Volpe .... supervising sound editor
Joe White .... sound mixer (as Joseph M. White Jr.)
Paul Yurt .... sound engineer
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Edward Drohan IV .... special effects supervisor (as Edward A. Drohan IV)
Visual Effects by
Greg Anderson .... compositing supervisor: Ring of Fire
Marvin Chua .... digital artist: Ring of Fire
John Ciampa .... compositor: Ring of Fire
Casey Conroy .... visual effects producer: Ring of Fire
Shelly Dutcher .... compositor: Ring of Fire
Brandy Handelman .... junior compositor
Randy Little .... compositor: Ring of Fire
John Myers .... visual effects executive producer: Ring of Fire
Brian Shneider .... compositor: Ring of Fire
Jerry Spivack .... visual effects supervisor: Ring of Fire
Steve Tiseo .... visual effects coordinator: Ring of Fire
Bob Colletti .... stunt double: Homeless Guy
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
William Cote .... stunt double: Brian (as Will Cote)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rico Omega Alston .... video assist operator (as Rico Alston)
Rico Omega Alston .... video playback operator (as Rico Alston)
Hugo Bonilla .... electrician
John Cardoni .... gaffer
Tim Carr .... key grip: Los Angeles
Jon Delgado .... camera operator: "a" camera
Calvin Evans .... playback operator: Los Angeles
Jay Feather .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Ferraer .... grip
Alex Hoyt .... electrician
Shaun Joye .... camera intern
Jenny Kane .... electrician
Robert Kummert .... dolly grip
Len Levine .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Lenny Levine)
Michael Lowrance .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Niran Martin .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Russ Martin .... grip: Los Angeles
Rich Porta .... best boy electric
Robert Ragozzine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kyle Repka .... loader
Edward A. Robinson Jr. .... grip (as Edward A. Robinson)
Randy M. Salo .... best boy grip (as Randy Salo)
Jeremy Schroeder .... key grip
Danny Stephens .... best boy grip: Los Angeles (as Dan Stephens)
Andrew Voegeli .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Andy Voegli)
Andrew Voegeli .... steadicam operator (as Andy Voegli)
John Walker .... second assistant camera: Los Angele
Kevin Walter .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
Ryan Williams .... camera production assistant: Los Angeles
Zenfeek .... electrician
Kevin L. Bright .... grip (uncredited)
Rob Harlow .... grip (uncredited)
Donald Russell .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
John Schwartz .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Trevor Smith .... animator: title
Casting Department
Sara Conte .... extras casting: Central Casting
Slaine Jenkins .... casting assistant
Luis Sanchez-Cañete .... extras casting: Central Casting (as Luis Sanchez-Canete)
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sonja Cizmazia .... wardrobe supervisor
Pamela Kezal .... key set costumer
Meredith Markworth-Pollack .... assistant costume designer
Casey Storm .... wardrobe stylist: Los Angeles
Chrissy Stewart .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Emery Anderson .... digital intermediate chief engineer
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate coordinator
Mitchell Ferm .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Agnes Grandits .... assistant editor (as Agnes Challe-Grandits)
Brooks Larsen .... additional assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate assistant colorist
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate editor
Chris MacKenzie .... digital intermediate opticals
David Matusek .... assistant editor (as Dave Matusek)
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Tim Mullen .... digital intermediate senior engineer
Nick Paulozza .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Crystal Pei .... colorist: dailies
Joe Violante .... print dailies supervisor (as Joey Violante)
John Potter .... mastering colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Roddy Bottum .... music mixer
Roddy Bottum .... music recordist
Joe Rudge .... music supervisor
Jamie Lowry .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Johnny Batista .... driver: hair/makeup/wardrobe trailer
Morgan Bennett .... driver intern
Nick Careccia .... driver: honeywagon
You-Sup Chang .... additional driver assistant
Michael Colombo .... driver assistant
Quincy Gow .... driver assistant
Jason Grey .... driver assistant
George Holtzer .... transportation captain
James Kelly .... driver: electric truck
Leonard Luizzi .... driver: grip truck (as Lenny Luizzi)
Jacob Mathis .... driver assistant
Ronnie Mendez .... driver: Moho, Los Angeles
Darin J. Patterson .... driver assistant (as Darin Patterson)
Alison Scowby .... driver assistant
Laura Tomaselli .... driver intern
Wayne Walker .... additional driver assistant
Paul Weiner .... driver: electric truck
Other crew
Chad 'Frenchie' Alburtis .... production assistant: Los Angeles (as Chad Alburtis)
Tara Averill .... representative: Epoch Films
Tina Bianchini .... representative: Epoch Films
Matt Brown .... adr loop group
Christopher Calcagno .... assistant chef
Blanca Camacho .... adr loop group
Margaret Capossela .... production controller
Alvaro Castillo .... chef
Yee Yeo Chang .... assistant: Ms. Vachon
Charlie Cocuzza .... representative: Epoch Films
Bill Coelius .... adr loop group
Nekia Daste .... set production assistant
Monica Delgado .... first assistant accountant
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies project manager
Gjustina Dushku .... set production assistant
Lily Ellis .... product placement
Maura Fields .... representative: Epoch Films
Casey Fletcher .... production assistant: Los Angeles
R. Matthew Fretz .... representative: Epoch Films (as R.M. Fretz)
R.M. Fretz .... representative: Epoch Films
Doug Halbert .... representative: Epoch Films
Melanie Hamlett .... craft service
Bridget Hickey .... insurance agent: Taylor & Taylor Associates
Stephanie Hodge .... representative: Epoch Films
Diane Hounsell .... script supervisor
Lou Howe .... assistant: Ms. Vachon
Eric Jackson .... location manager: Los Angeles
Jon M. Johnson .... parking coordinator (as John M. Johnson)
Emily Kowalczyk .... assistant: Mr. Goldberg
David Kramer .... adr loop group
Harry Lapham .... set production assistant
Joseph Lombardi .... production accountant
Joe Lombardo .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Casey Madigan .... key set production assistant
Lindsey Magee .... assistant location manager
Greg McDonald .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Marie Morgan .... post-production accountant
Megan Murphree .... representative: Epoch Films
Jayar Myers .... location assistant (as J.R. Myers)
Anne Nevin .... production coordinator
Matt Olson .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Joaquin Diego Prange .... location manager
Drew Schofer .... location production assistant
Drew Schofer .... unit production assistant
Amanda Scott .... adr loop group
Clint Scott .... assistant production coordinator
Stephanie Shannon .... representative: Epoch Films
Sarah Shriber .... production office assistant
David Traver .... representative: Epoch Films
Kim Tricardo .... representative: Epoch Films
Mal Ward .... representative: Epoch Films
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Chris Cloud .... location scout (uncredited)
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout (uncredited)
Casey Fletcher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Duck Grossberg .... data manager (uncredited)
Rich Koski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Stacker .... location scout (uncredited)
Lauren Vanderschuur .... craft service (uncredited)
Imran Yusufzai .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Louis Zuppardi .... location scout (uncredited)
Warren Zavala .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence
Argentina:98 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | USA:98 min
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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Unknowns, Edges, Dreams, 9 August 2010
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

The fashionable movies these days rely on finding an edge in convention and dangling a foot in the unknown waters on the other side. Wes Anderson and Jason Reitman and Judd Apatow are practitioners of this dynamic. The strategy is plain, with the skill coming from the balancing act.

So far, those three have done nothing but take a stable genre and story form and walk it to its edge. There is amusement along the way. I like these. But they don't go deep. They are afraid to hurt. We've had a few years of this now and already the technique has become the default in the least valuable of films: romantic comedies.

What we need is someone who knows how to find that edge and go to it. Someone who doesn't just dip a toe, but who jumps back and forth fearlessly carrying back insight. We need more Igby from the other side, but brought back.

This young filmmaker is just what I hoped for. The filmmaking is assured. The arcs are broken as intended. It suitably confuses the newspaper critics. It hurts in places.

I won't fall into the trap of summarizing what is shown, because what matters is what is not shown. Its the empty spaces in the narrative.

Why is someone familiar beating up our hero? Who is this endearing, broken soul that Zooey plays? What role does that gay guy play, the guy we meet at the beginning and never see again? What are those lines that seduce, are never said, but are remarked on as if they need not be?

There is a fold here: the sister runs a TeeVee shopping show; Zooey's character helps in an unknown way. In keeping with the gaps, we never know where the fold goes. There is a device from a standard romantic comedy: having a child. It happens but we have no idea how to register it against out romcom templates.

Some may think these are signs of a broken movie or an immature writer-director. They seem to me to be effective, deliberately engineered gaps that define an unknown, moving edge we are taken to and baptized in the open ignorance we bring.

Zooey really does understand what is going on. She's the perfect actor for this experiment.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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