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The Giant Mechanical Man

27rdp_giant_span-thumbstandard-v2 Janice, still adrift in the adult world in her 30s, shocks her family when she falls for Tim, a similarly aimless street performer. Ignoring pressure to marry self-absorbed Doug, Janice finds that settling down doesn't have to mean settling.
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Netflix Rating: 3.8
NYT Review
A lost soul unfit for even temporary work meets a street-corner mime and finds love in the romantic comedy “The Giant Mechanical Man." Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 71%
Critics' score: 71   Audience score: 62   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It's a wistful charmer. full review

Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press

"The Giant Mechanical Man" won't change your life but it might lighten your heart. full review

Tom Long, Detroit News

Replete with eye-roll-inducing contrivances and heavy-handed symbolism - both lovers share dreams of their teeth falling out - this arrested-development comedy panders to the work-averse by taking easy aim at ambitious careerists. full review

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Under a few layers of urban twee is a sly, knowing little romantic comedy full of spiky performances. full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Grinding its gears a bit in an attempt to achieve maximum quirkiness, "The Giant Mechanical Man" will meet most audiences' standards for "charming." full review

John Anderson, Variety

Fischer ... imbues Janice with a wounded soulfulness that cuts right through the cliches. full review

Ernest Hardy, Village Voice

A romance whose anodyne find-your-bliss theme is likeable but underwhelming, Lee Kirk's The Giant Mechanical Man doesn't fully exploit its premise's charms. full review

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
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