• Gigantic (2008)

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Release Date: April 3rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 11th, 2009

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano), a mattress salesman with successful siblings, wants to get more out of life. He makes a decision to adopt a child, and, as he begins the process, strange events begin to occur. First, Brian starts to think he's being stalked. Then the unconventional daughter of one of his customers -- Harriet "Happy" Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) -- begins hanging around. Brian must prepare for potential fatherhood while dealing with Happy's overbearing father, Al (John Goodman).

Cast: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Ed Asner, Jane Alexander, Robert Stanton, Ian Roberts, Clarke Peters

Director: Matt Aselton

Genres: Romantic comedy

Ratings & Reviews

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  • We can be grateful to a stellar cast and some discipline on the part of Matt Aselton, a commercials director making his feature debut, that Gigantic doesn't go completely overboard. Nevertheless, the film will appeal mostly to festivals and adventurous audiences. show more

  • On the basis of Gigantic, Matt Aselton can make a fine and original film. This isn't quite it, but it has moments so good, all you wish for is a second draft. show more

  • The slacker comedy-drama-romance-whatever Gigantic will fulfill all your alterna-movie weirdness requirements. show more

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