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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

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

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Kärlek i Detroit  »

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

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$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 »

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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

Tim: I think you're just... great. Because you know what's so great about you? You're real. You don't pretend like you've got it all figured out, like everyone else walking around life. You're real. You're genuine, and you notice things, too. You pay attention. Like the monkeys. I don't know. I look at you, and... I can see you. I see you. I don't know. I just think you're great.
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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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Features The General (1926) See more »

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You Got Me All Wrong
Written by Miguel Mendez & Joel Jerome
Performed by Dios Malos
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More than romance and comedy
5 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It fulfills everything that a romantic comedy wants to be. I.e., a sweet, cute, warm, encouraging, adorable, amusing, snuggle-worthy, young adult date (or post-breakup, or looking for someone) film. The plot setup is clear and you can see at least romantically where this is going within the first 5-10 minutes. Not a film to go to if you're looking for mystery or suspense or women screaming in fear with hands to their head.

It is, however, a new take on a common story line, and the writer/director does an excellent job of creating parallels. There are only so many new takes you can get on young adult romances involving those misdirected or lost and confused, so it's worth seeing for that and a variety of subtle insights.

As is befitting a giant mechanical age of program loops, it is easy to see how a giant mechanical man could have ended up writing this story as part of a biography.

But I'm still disappointed Jenna's character didn't do something about the artificial zoo juice.


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