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Gigantic (2008)

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A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

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Matt Aselton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Brian Weathersby
Zooey Deschanel ... Happy Lolly
John Goodman ... Al Lolly
Edward Asner ... Kirby Weathersby (as Ed Asner)
Jane Alexander ... Barbara Weathersby
Ian Roberts ... John Weathersby
Robert Stanton ... James Weathersby
Clarke Peters ... Roger Stovall
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Kevin Blue
Mary Page Keller ... Marguerite Lolly
Zach Galifianakis ... Homeless Man
Brian Avers ... Larry Arbogast
Leven Rambin ... Missy Thaxton
Susan Misner ... Melanie Lolly
Matt Walton ... Conner Williams
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Storyline

Do we ever get what we want? Brian sells mattresses in a warehouse store. His father and older brothers have material success; he wants a child. He's applied to adopt a baby from China. A man who appears homeless seems to be stalking Brian with violent intent. He meets Happy, the daughter of a rich, quirky customer. She doesn't stick to anything, but she and Brian hit it off, except for her vomiting when she learns about his adoption idea. He wants her to meet his family, and there's a call about the adoption. What will Happy do? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When it comes to family and relationships, there are no small surprises

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Falrengető See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,294, 5 April 2009

Gross USA:

$102,704

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,888
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At 1:05:01, vomit is not originating from Happy's mouth. See more »

Quotes

Roger Stovall: You can sell salt to a slug, *if* you listen to the slug.
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Soundtracks

Brooklyn King
Written by Masta Killa (as Elgin Turner) & Devin Horwitz
Performed by Masta Killa
Courtesy of Nature Sounds
Under license from Navy Yard (ASCAP)
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Enjoyed the characters (only)
14 September 2009 | by tacopony-1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the setting and the characters played by Goodman, Deschanel, Dano, and the entire supporting cast.

But many parts of the plot were not believable, or even nonsensical.

The film resorts to passé plots (quiet boy meets sexy rich girl), but where it is inventive, it's inexplicable (the stalker, the lifelong interest to adopt, ...).

Goodman is a favorite of mine anyway, and his character here serves to balance the meekness of the other leads.

It was worth my time, however if it wasn't able to get Goodman or the other leads, it would have been a forgettable film.

TP in Texas


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