Gigantic

directed by Matt Aselton
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:2008
Date Added:01/18/2010
Date Watched:01/18/2010
Description:Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) is a mattress salesman with a very boring life. His one ambition is to adopt a baby from China, but his chances don't look very good. One day he meets Happy (Zooey Deschanel), the daughter of a customer, and they hit it off. Zooey has her own issues — her parents hand her money but pay no attention to her. When Brian tells her he's going to get a baby after all, she panicks and dumps him. But she stops by his apartment one more time and meets his entire family and the baby. When she sees the love and support they have for each other, she decides to stick around.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Gigantic

Review - Gigantic

A strange, slow-moving movie with some likeable characters. There's an odd sub-plot about a homeless man who stalks and attacks Brian repeatedly. The whole thing is probably just in his mind, although the bruises on his face are real. There's no explanation in the movie for all this, including the part near the end where Brian kills the guy. Maybe Brian created him to give his life drama and no longer needed him ... ?

Happy is pregnant (I think — This is never clearly stated either) at the end of the movie. Perhaps seeing Brian's family assures her that her and her baby will be accepted and wanted.

Ed Asner plays Brian's 80-year-old father. It's the first role I've ever seen him in where I thought he did a good job. The supporting cast is also interesting. There's way too much swearing and another scene or two that were totally unneccesary.
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