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Gigantic (2008)

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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.

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Matt Aselton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Brian Weathersby
Zooey Deschanel ... Happy Lolly
John Goodman ... Al Lolly
Edward Asner ... Kirby Weathersby (as Ed Asner)
Jane Alexander ... Barbara Weathersby
Ian Roberts ... John Weathersby
Robert Stanton ... James Weathersby
Clarke Peters ... Roger Stovall
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Kevin Blue
Mary Page Keller ... Marguerite Lolly
Zach Galifianakis ... Homeless Man
Brian Avers ... Larry Arbogast
Leven Rambin ... Missy Thaxton
Susan Misner ... Melanie Lolly
Matt Walton ... Conner Williams
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Storyline

Do we ever get what we want? Brian sells mattresses in a warehouse store. His father and older brothers have material success; he wants a child. He's applied to adopt a baby from China. A man who appears homeless seems to be stalking Brian with violent intent. He meets Happy, the daughter of a rich, quirky customer. She doesn't stick to anything, but she and Brian hit it off, except for her vomiting when she learns about his adoption idea. He wants her to meet his family, and there's a call about the adoption. What will Happy do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When it comes to family and relationships, there are no small surprises

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Goofs

At 1:05:01, vomit is not originating from Happy's mouth. See more »

Quotes

Al Lolly: You know I had brain cancer once, Brian?
Brian: No...
Al Lolly: Yup. A Huge tumor on the recesses of my temporal lobe.
Brian: But you're okay now...
Al Lolly: Yep. 100% holistic. No chemo, no radiation.
Brian: Whad you do?
Al Lolly: I mapped the pathology of the cancer with my mind. Very Chinese. Yep. Glad I moved it. I got it with meditation. I pushed it down to the fatty tissue of my temporal lobe, 2 months. Then I moved it down into my nasal cavity, 3 months. Then, then one day I just hocked it up. About the size of a little squash bar, maybe ...
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Brooklyn King
Written by Masta Killa (as Elgin Turner) & Devin Horwitz
Performed by Masta Killa
Courtesy of Nature Sounds
Under license from Navy Yard (ASCAP)
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Quirky and different
17 August 2009 | by chapsmackSee all my reviews

Gigantic is a different movie and this factored with some great direction and strong performances made the movie quite interesting. Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel made quite an unassuming yet refreshing pair. But it's Ed Asner and John Goodman who actually work their magic and steal the show. The film however disappoints in various levels mostly in all the side stories - for one thing although I couldn't believe I was seeing Galfianakis again this year, I couldn't quite make out of what to do with the homeless man every time he appeared. They could have done away with the character completely and the film would have been so much better. Similar such scenes exist throughout which are probably meant to convey some meaning probably but serve more of a distraction. Nonetheless the movie was absorbing and the direction was sleek. 6/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Falrengető See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,294, 5 April 2009

Gross USA:

$102,704

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,888
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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