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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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Lee Kirk

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Fischer ... Janice
Chris Messina ... Tim
Malin Akerman ... Jill
Rich Sommer ... Brian
Lucy Punch ... Pauline
Topher Grace ... Doug
Bob Odenkirk ... Mark
Travis Schuldt ... Hal Baker
Valentine Miele Valentine Miele ... Mahoney
Sean Gunn ... George
Greg Trzaskoma Greg Trzaskoma ... Craig
Eddie Ebell Eddie Ebell ... Mitch
Chase Kim ... Mitch's Sidekick
Sarab Kamoo ... Sonia
John Cabrera John Cabrera ... Toby
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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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Country:

USA | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Giant Mechanical Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,831, 4 May 2012

Gross USA:

$5,360
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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

Tim: What do you do?
Janice: I sell these little plastic gorillas filled with grape juice.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits have finished there is a bonus scene from a Doug seminar where he compares the span of a conversation to the 4 quarters of American Football. See more »

Connections

References Three's Company (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

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 cosmo_tigerSee 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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