Pinhole Movie Reviews

The Giant Mechanical Man by Thomas

Jenna Fischer is a disaffected 30-something trying to survive single life.  She becomes fascinated with “a giant mechanical man,” who turns out to be idealistic street mime Chris Messina.  This one follows the standard rom-com formula reasonably well: i.e. there are several obstacles to the pair finally getting together and they are spaced at intervals throughout the script to create suspense.  My favorite of said obstacles is a clingy self-help charlatan played by a very annoying Topher Grace. The costume designers show that his character is awful by making him favor turtle neck sweaters, which is funny. The story feels a bit cartoon-y over all, but at least it’s heartfelt. Worth checking out.


The Giant Mechanical Man


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