Gigantic (2009) Synopsis
Romance sidetracks a mattress salesman (Paul Dano) who is on a quest to adopt a Chinese orphan.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The slacker comedy-drama-romance-whatever Gigantic will fulfill all your alterna-movie weirdness requirements.
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Los Angeles Times

First-time feature director Matt Aselton, who co-wrote the darkly funny, well-observed script with Adam Nagata, has crafted a disarming...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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By James Berardinelli
An offbeat romantic comedy that almost - but not quite - works. The characters and situations are a little too quirky for their own good.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Gigantic plays like a Sundance movie with half the nouns removed; fetchingly cryptic for a while, it's ultimately just obscure.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
With its off-center dialogue and upscale industrial settings, Gigantic strains to be original. But beneath its indie affectations it is...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
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,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Dano is a talented actor who needs to aim higher, and it should go without saying that Deschanel can do - and should know - better.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Inert, incompetent and emotionally fraudulent.
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Interesting but hard to recommend for the big screen

By RandytheMovieFan
If there is a definition of "art house" movies somewhere then "Gigantic" would be on its list of examples. It's off-beat, somber, quirky funny, has some very intense moments, takes you in directions...

Not as huge..

By Daydream
Gigantic revolves around a childhood wish, 28 year-old Dano has to adopt a baby from China and the impact this wish has on his childish and spur-of-the-moment speaking first girlfriend (Zooey). It is...

Go on a Sunday afternoon

By zandrew
I put the Sunday afternoon stipulation on Gigantic because I feel that an evening viewing would have left me a little flat. However, a Sunday afternoon gives you enough time to stroll around,...


By queenrhonda
A must see! Great acting. Good storyline. John Goodman and Ed Asner stole the show. Zoey is adorable and Dano is psychotic!...


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By dbroberts
Definately recommended. Casting was excellent. Every actor belonged in his/her role, making a quirky tale enjoyable and even belieable. See it....

Funny, charming, well written -- w/a killer cast!

By puffmommy
This movie is what indie's should be. Go, sit back and enjoy. Thought provoking, funny -- I hope this film makes it to bigger theaters and doesn't just stay in art houses....

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Rated R | For language, some sexual content and violence