The Giant Mechanical Man is a romantic comedy based on the story of young woman named Janice played by Jenna Fischer who seems to have a string of bad luck. She is struggling to find her way in life and have a sense of fulfillment in the future. One day she meets Tim (Chris Messina) a street performer who makes a living everyday by becoming a “living statue”. Janice starts a friendship with Tim and they immediately feel a connection between them. It’s as if Janice found her a person who is on the same page as her and could make her happy. Although, Janice’s sister seems to be meddling between them and could ruin a beautiful beginning in their lives. The Giant Mechanical Man made its debut on the big screen last April 27th 2012 and was given 67% fresh ratings at Rotten Tomatoes. Let’s take a look at a movie review on this independent film: The Giant Mechanical Man
“What Makes The Giant Mechanical Man A Great Indie Film
I absolutely love The Giant Mechanical Man! It’s a charming romantic comedy with characters I couldn’t help caring about. Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina generate sweet chemistry together as two lonely people who find each other during stressful times in their lives. However, the road to true love can be a rocky one, and sometimes the biggest bumps come from meddling family members who mean well but do the wrong things for the right reasons.
Janice (Fischer) is having a bad time — she’s lost her job as a temp, and there’s no money to pay her rent. Her only option? To call her sister Jill (Malin Ackerman). These two siblings simply couldn’t be more different. Jill loves to talk — a lot! Janice doesn’t say much, except to a tall mechanical mime she sees performing on the street. Jill enjoys being around people. Janice is more of a loner. Clearly, when Janice moves in with Jill and her husband (Rick Sommer), it’s no bed of roses for either of the sisters. Jill annoys Janice with her efforts to make her more outgoing and goal-oriented — but especially with her matchmaking plans involving Doug (Topher Grace), an obnoxious guy who’s written a book about improving your conversation ability.
Meanwhile, Tim (Messina) faces problems of his own. His unique artistic passion — painting himself silver, wearing stilts and posing as a robotic statue in various places around the city (Chicago) — has alienated his girlfriend, who’s much more of a go-getter. That breakup must have been coming for a long time! Consequently, like Janice, Tim needs a paying job now.
And guess what? Both Tim and Janice find menial jobs at the zoo. Of course, Janice doesn’t know Tim is the giant mechanical man she speaks to — and Tim isn’t about to reveal his artistic identity. Janice soon falls for Tim, who’s easy to talk with, and Tim begins to have feelings for her. But Janice’s sister has other plans for her. Jill keeps pushing Doug and Janice together, which puts a damper on the romance blooming between Janice and Tim.”
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