"The Giant Mechanical Man" is an offbeat romantic comedy about two outsiders -- a misunderstood street performer (Messina) and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him. Akerman will play Fischer's well-meaning sister who pushes her towards dating a pompous motivational speaker, played by
A jobless thirty-something and a talented street performer help one another discover the transformative power of self confidence in this offbeat romantic comedy starring and Chris Messina. Written and directed by Lee Kirk, The Giant Mechanical Man opens to find Janice (Fischer) between jobs and stuck in a perpetual state of arrested development while living with her domineering sister. Attempting to gain employment at a zoo, she happens across Tim (Messina), a performance artist whose career as a "living statue" hasn't taken him very far in life. Meanwhile, as Janice succumbs to pressure to start dating a narcissistic self-help guru (Topher Grace), she realizes that Tim is the only person who has ever managed to make her feel good about herself. Malin Ackerman, , and Lucy Punch co-star.
Audiences have seen her move from rutted secretary and unhappy fiancee to fulfilled family woman on The Office and battle small town, dissatisfied circumstances in films such as The Promotion and A Little Help. Now, she's bringing her trademark sigh to the off-beat indie romance, The Giant Mechanical Man.Fischer plays a dissatisfied dreamer who, after getting fired from her job, finds herself living with her sister (Malin Ackerman) and her sister's husband (Bob Odenkirk). They want her to date an arrogant motivational speaker -- and, as he points out, published author -- played by a long-haired Topher Grace, but there's another inspirational figure on whom she has her eye.This trailer for The Giant Mechanical Man isn’t exactly convincing. This one is going to need some witty writing, clever insight and a cast pulling hard and, to be honest, I don’t see much sign of any of the above in these clips. There are some very talented actors here, however – Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina in particular.
An alle, die sich auch jenseits der Zwanzig noch nicht so recht im Leben zurechtgefunden haben, richtet sich die neue romantische Komödie „The Giant Mechanical Man“. In dem Film von Regisseur Lee Kirk wird Topher Grace, bekannt aus seiner Rolle als Eric Forman in der Sitcom „That '70s Show“, eine der Hauptrollen an der Seite von Jenna Fischer („The Office“) übernehmen. Jetzt gibt es via Collider einen ersten Trailer für den Streifen.Die Geschichte von „The Giant Mechanical Man“ dreht sich um Janice (Jenna Fischer), eine orientierungslose Zooangestellte, und Tim (Chris Messina) einem Straßenkünstler, der auf Stelzen und silbergrau bemalt in den Straßen unterwegs ist. Beide haben keine wirkliche Ahnung davon, was sie mit ihrem Leben anfangen sollen. Als Janice aus finanziellen Gründen bei ihrer Schwester und deren Mann einzieht, drängen sie die beiden dazu, mit dem völlig arroganten Motivations-Trainer Doug (Topher Grace) anzubandeln.Neben Jenna Fischer („Die Eisprinzen“), Chris Messina („Vicky Christina Barcelona“) und Topher Grace („Spider-Man 3“) werden in „The Giant Mechanical Man“ auch noch Malin Akerman („Watchmen - Die Wächter“) und Lucy Punch („Hot Fuzz“) zu sehen sein. Ein deutscher Starttermin für die Komödie steht noch nicht fest. Movie In HD
Jenna Fischer has managed to make audiences (mostly) cheer for her central character arc on "The Office" - her regular sort of love story with has long been one of the focal points of the show, even if we're to admit its essential problem, that it's just a little boring and commonplace. But love stories don't need to be fantastical and large-scale to have emotional impact - they can just be about to regular people who find joy with each other. In that vein, Fischer leads an impressive indie-bent cast in "The Giant Mechanical Man," a film about (mostly) regular people finding (mostly) regular love under (slightly) odd circumstances.
Fischer stars in "The Giant Mechanical Man" as Janice, a woman who doesn't seem able to get excited about anything. Janice is sad and distracted, unable to really muster up much interest in most things. After losing her job, she's stuck moving in with friends who really don't seem to get her - and who think that setting her up with Topher Grace (playing some sort of Tony Robbins lite) is the best thing for her. It's not. What really interests Janice is the giant mechanical man - a silver-clad street performer who, like her, doesn't quite fit into the boxes of every day life. Played by the ever-charming Chris Messina, that "giant mechanical man" is also a zoo worker at Janice's new job - and the two just might find something to get excited about when it comes to each other. Topher Grace's hair in the film is also something to get pretty thrilled about.