Lee Kirk’s The Giant Mechanical Man
is a melancholic romantic comedy that finds a bittersweet, quirky tone and maintains it largely thanks to a very talented cast and a tight script.
The movie stars Jenna Fischer as Janice, a thirtysomething woman who is, for lack of a better term, lost. In short order, she is fired from the temp agency where she occasionally works, gets evicted from her apartment, and can’t seem to make a connection with anybody. Her few moments of comfort and solace come from watching a street performer known as the Giant Mechanical Man -- a guy who paints his skin metallic, walks around town on stilts, and acts in a robotic manner fo...