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      The Giant Mechanical Man

      PG-13 Released Apr 27, 2012 1 hr. 34 min. Romance Comedy List
      70% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A street performer (Chris Messina) and an unemployed woman (Jenna Fischer), who's under constant pressure from her sister, help each other realize that it only takes a single person to engender someone's self-worth. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      WF E Likable main characters, but pretty dull. I was the only one in my family left watching by the end. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review becalm33 J Just saw this for first time on Peacock. Surprisingly good. Cute, somewhat predictable, but it has something to say about life in the city where you maybe come to a realization of what is important in a zoo. Message of mechanical man on the street is lost on too many people. Jenna Fisher is really good - she knew this might work for her because she is the producer as well. Would have liked a few more minutes at the end for the two to work out their assumptions from previous scenes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/19/23 Full Review Roy V I was absorbed and involved. Jenna Fischer has a way of doing that. She's an underutilized actor for any generation! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/26/23 Full Review kevin c Chris Messina is the giant mechanical man as VM per the title, meaning he walks on stilts while in a silver suit and face paint and entertains on the street, which is unappreciated or respected by his girlfriend. Jenna Fischer plays an unassuming woman living with her younger but bossy sister played by Malin Ackerman. Messina & Fischer meet and become friends with the potential for love. I liked this film, it was sweet and told a nice story. Follows the normal formula but it works and you root for the leads. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I think the movie arises an important and crucial question among other things. Are we supposed to go in life knowing for sure the right steps ? while in reality many people just wander in life without knowing what they are doing here . Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I wanted to watch this movie because I'm a big Jenna Fischer fan and thought it was cool she produced a film. It's quirky, holds your attention, and very cute. Definitely creates an ambiance too, and I tend to like media that romances being down and out and trying to figure out your life. Quite liked it! I think it's cool they filmed in Detroit too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press It's a wistful charmer. Rated: 3/4 May 7, 2012 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News "The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart. Rated: B- May 4, 2012 Full Review Brian Tallerico This cute dramedy tackles well-trod ground in the world of indie film but Lee Kirk conveys enough honest affection for his well-crafted characters that the piece works. Rated: 3.5/5.0 May 2, 2012 Full Review Neely Swanson Easy Reader (California) Two sad souls who find common ground and... more ambition doing menial labor. That's really all there is. Sep 18, 2017 Full Review Christian Toto Big Hollywood The Giant Mechanical Man has the heart of a smart, sophisticated indie rom-com with wacky supporting players swiped from your average Kate Hudson clunker. Rated: 3/4 Oct 9, 2012 Full Review Brandon Judell GreenCine A solid summer palate cleanser to savor between all those main courses of superhero wham-a-thons. May 8, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A street performer (Chris Messina) and an unemployed woman (Jenna Fischer), who's under constant pressure from her sister, help each other realize that it only takes a single person to engender someone's self-worth.
      Lee Kirk
      Executive Producer
      Brent Siefel, Michael Cowan, Michael Gallant, Tim Nardelli, Mike Ilitch Jr., Glenn P. Murray
      Lee Kirk
      Tribeca Film
      Production Co
      Votiv Films, Taggart Productions
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language|Some Sexual Content)
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 27, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 17, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
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