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The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

PG-13  |   |  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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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27 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Kärlek i Detroit  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,360 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Trivia

Jenna Fischer (Janice) guest starred on That 70s Show in which Topher Grace (Doug) stars in. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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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Non-Photo Blue
Written by Rob Crow & Armistead Burwell Smith IV
Performed by Pinback
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Very sweet & true to life love story that deserves to be watched. A date movie that both men & women will like. A-
30 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"It only takes just one person to make you feel special and valid and like you belong in the world." Janice (Fischer) is having a hard time finding and keeping a job not to mention trying to figure out what to do with her life. Tim (Messina) is doing what he wants to do with his life but feels unappreciated and is not making money at it. Both giving up they take jobs working at the local zoo. They strike up a quick friendship and want to develop more, but there are obstacles standing in their way. This is the definition of a sweet movie. I have never been a big fan of the typical love story movies mainly because they are so unbelievable. The "good guys" are overly good and the "bad guys" are way to horrible. While this did have a little of that this one is way more realistic and I would call this a real-life love story. This is a very sweet movie and the type of date movie that both men and women will enjoy. Overall, one of the better independent love stories I have seen. I give it an A-.


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