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USA: First Independent Pictures
UK: The Works UK Distribution
Cast: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, Jane Alexander, John Goodman, Sean Dugan, Brian Avers, Louis Ozawa Chang Chien, Zach Galifianakis, Frank Harts, Tatsuo Ichikawa, Ilana Levine, Susan Misner, Kenji Nakano, Clarke Peters, Leven Rambin, Ian Roberts, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Robert Stanton, Matt Walton
Director: Matt Aselton
USA & UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some sexual content and violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, once very strong, and strong violence
USA Release Date: 17 April 2009 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 3 April 2009 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 19 June 2009 (Limited Release)
The after thought child to elderly parents (Ed Asner, Jane Alexander), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oilman (Ian Roberts), a surgeon (Robert Stanton), Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) searching for his place in the world.
Brian is a 28 year-old salesman at a upmarket Swedish mattress company. His job is nothing special, just a means to an end and consequently he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China.
When the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) comes into his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds, he is instantly attracted to her and gets swept up in a romance. To win her over though, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, (John Goodman). He's an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets!
GIGANTIC is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other.