The Giant Mechanical Man

By: Kelsey Hanson Email
By: Kelsey Hanson Email

Have you ever watched a film that you had never heard of, with only half-hearted expectations to find that it may be one of the best films you’ve ever seen? Recently I stumbled across “The Giant Mechanical Man” on Netflix and I am so glad that I did. It was quirky, genuine, and completely unexpected.

The film, which debuted at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, stars Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, Malin Akerman, and Topher Grace. The story is centered on Janice who takes a job in concessions at her local Zoo out of desperation after loosing her previous job, and her journey getting back on her feet, as well as Tim, essentially a street performer, who is forced to reevaluate his life and make a stable income.

“The Giant Mechanical Man” is by far one of the most unique and heart-warming films I’ve seen in quite a while. Featuring a quiet heroine, an insightful leading man, an annoying but well-meaning sister, and an arrogant author, it tells a story that is both humorous and thoughtful. Although the plot’s driving force is financial struggles of the two main characters, the film is anything but depressing. “The Giant Mechanical Man” brings to simple pleasures that can be found in everyday life.

“The Giant Mechanical Man” is for those of you who have ever felt alone or misunderstood. For those that have ever thought “my life is a mess”. “The Giant Mechanical Man” is a reminder that it is okay to not have all the answers, as long as you have hope.


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