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Tribeca Review: The Deeply Insufferable 'Giant Mechanical Man' Is Quintessential Indie Film Hell

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 24, 2012 9:01 AM
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There’s a special sort of Hell where films like “The Giant Mechanical Man” play, with the same ideas and tropes repeated around the clock, with the mistaken assumption that they’re endearing or, even worse, adorable. It’s the sort of picture that gives independent films a bad name, the type of film that invites jackholes coming out of “Transformers 7” to say, “I ain’t seeing that faggy indie shit!” In reality, there’s a very good chance “Transformers 7” could very well be less obnoxious than “The Giant Mechnical Man.”

Watch: Trailer For Indie Dramedy 'A Little Help' Featuring 'The Office' Star Jenna Fischer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 2:43 AM
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Despite being one of the funniest shows on television (okay, the last couple of seasons have been wildly uneven) outside of Steve Carell and Ed Helms, the other members of "The Office" cast haven't quite been able to make the big screen leap. John Krasinski, seemingly the most obvious candidate for an easy transition into the movies, has appeared in a series of middling efforts including "Leatherheads," "It's Complicated," "Away We Go" and this spring's "Something Borrowed." As for his onscreen better half Jenna Fischer, she too has wallowed in thankless roles in "Walk Hard," "The Promotion" and "Hall Pass" but she hopes to change that with her new indie effort.

Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman Will Star In 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 5, 2010 10:56 AM
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'Julia and Julia' Actor Chris Messina Will Also Star In "Offbeat Romantic Comedy""The Office" actress Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace ("Predators"), Malin Akerman ("The Heartbreak Kid") and Chris Messina will all star in what is being touted as an offbeat romantic comedy, "The Giant Mechanical Man."

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