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  • Summary: Brian Weathersby is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents, and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oil man , a surgeon, Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets. Gigantic is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other. (First Independent Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. 88
    The slacker comedy-drama-romance-whatever Gigantic will fulfill all your alterna-movie weirdness requirements.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    80
    First-time feature director Matt Aselton, who co-wrote the darkly funny, well-observed script with Adam Nagata, has crafted a disarming tale that's one of the better independent films in recent memory.
  3. 63
    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.
  4. 50
    This is loads of fun in the early stretch, as the characters are being introduced, but the story never really goes anywhere.
  5. 40
    It's just not all that interesting to watch two pretty young things go through the muddled rituals of the pas de duh when I can, you know, do it just as poorly myself.
  6. 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.
  7. Inert, incompetent and emotionally fraudulent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. RK
    Apr 3, 2009
    7
    Yes the director probably tries a little to hard in making the characters "quirky" and yes there are a few plot holes and scenes that don't mesh with the overall movie but all in all I really enjoyed this film and laughed many many times and to me that's all that really matters. Its not a work of art but at the end I had a good time and laughed out loud many times. Expand
  2. JayH
    Aug 6, 2009
    4
    A bland comedy, even with a terrific cast. I just found it too slow moving and boring. It's well enough produced but too often nothing happens in the film to hold the viewers interest. Expand
  3. EL
    May 22, 2009
    3
    Despite a few very funny moments in this film especially from old pros John Goodman, Ed Asner and Jane Alexander, Gigantic came off very uneven and lacked focus toward its purpose. Finally what's up with those inexpicable scenes of the guy beating up Dano constantly??? Expand

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