Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) is a single, 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress store searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends s good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. Then one day the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) comes in to his store and falls asleep on one of his beds. Brian must content with her father, Al Lolly, (John Goodman) an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets, in order to win her heart.
Quirky, messy and dull.
- Gigantic review by Shatner's Bassoon
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You rated this film: 2
I was quite surprised that I didn’t like this film, Paul Dano is a great young actor, Zooey Deschanel is pretty hard not to like and I enjoy indie films. But ‘Gigantic’ is a film which in reality has absolutely nothing going for it, the acting was ok, the direction was ok, and the script was just plain awful. I usually like ‘slice of life’ type of films where you as the viewer dip in and out of a characters life over the course of a few days or weeks, but for those type of films to work you have to have some form of connection or interest in the characters onscreen and where ‘Gigantic’ fails is that both lead characters are so dull and uninteresting that fairly soon into the film you really don’t care what happens next.
Quirky Indie Experience
- Gigantic review by Jawbreaker
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You rated this film: 3
Trying to make sense of Gigantic and the messed up characters within is a pointless task. You just have to hold on tight and see where the script takes you. While it doesn’t offer many answers, or a sense of closure, it’s a charming experience full of imaginative characters. The links between these individuals at times is very suspect and their situations frankly bizarre. What prevents the film from totally unravelling is the presence of John Goodman and the chemistry between Dano and Deschanel.