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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Also Known As:

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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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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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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Kids Will Be Skeletons
Written by Stuart Braithwaite
Performed by Mogwai
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Very nice film
2 February 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The film is very good at pointing out the shallowness that is often found in everyday life due to pressure to conform to social pressures and to appear positive even in the worst of times, while at the same time pointing out that one's closest relationships can serve as protection from what can feel like the crushing weight of those pressures.

It shows the viewer two ways of living and thinking about life, a mainstream one and an "alternative" one. The film has excellent timing, editing, and performances. The cast similarly brings together increasingly well known and lesser know but very talented actresses and actors. A must see indie film!


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