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The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  27 April 2012 (USA)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

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An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language

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Opening Weekend:

$2,831 (USA) (4 May 2012)

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$5,360 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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When Janice's sister and brother-in-law are leaving the restaurant on the double-date, Janice's brother-in-law accidentally leaves with a dinner napkin under his coat. See more »

Quotes

Hal Baker: Why'd you choose to do this robot thing...
Tim: Why'd I choose to do it, Umm. It just happens to be my talent. And I feel like, I also thought, you know, it might be something to brighten people's lives up.
Hal Baker: Whaddya mean?
Tim: I guess I feel that modern life can be alienating, and it can be like you're mindlessly walking through it. Like a robot. And you can feel lost. I guess I just want people to know that they're not crazy, that everybody at home and everybody watching the show today, you're not crazy....
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In the first section of the final credits, there are short scenes that are the natural follow-up for the film's story. See more »

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References Three's Company (1977) See more »

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Vampires By The Sea
Written by Rich Ragsdale & Peter Simon
Performed by Angela Marklew, Rich Ragsdale, Peter Simon, Matt Oloffson, Holly Marilyn
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But I NEVER do that!
24 February 2013 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Lee Kirk --

Your movie made me cry ...

Realizing the significance of the powerful and positive impact that taking the time to "stop and smell the roses" (sorry) can deliver to ones very psyche seems to be unknown, forever lost or perhaps, just ignored by many of us. How did this happen? What factors perpetuate this selfish, though possibly mutually beneficial simple act of awareness? Beats me. Maybe such "numbness" is simply a symptom of that insidious disease commonly known as The Dumbing Down Of America. Don't we all want to understand and to be understood? I do. So,I try.

Of course, these questions weren't answered in The Giant Mechanical Man, but I've never seen a movie come closer to clearly illustrating those truths. This beautifully written, acted and photographed film is a gem!

See it. See it without wearing your critic's eyeglasses...shields down! If you do, you'll be rewarded

THANK YOU!


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