Worth Watching - Feb 27: Trailer for Matt Aselton's Gigantic
Gigantic is one of those quirky indie films with a concept that only really works in the indie marketplace and at film festivals. In it, Paul Dano plays a mattress salesman who, on his own, decides to adopt an Asian baby, but before he gets approved, he meets the quirky and fun odd daughter, played by Zooey Deschanel, of a very rich and lazy man, played by John Goodman. Oh and he's also chased around New York City by a homeless guy who likes beating him up, and that's not a joke. Sadly it's not that great of a film, or at least, when I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival, it was one of my very least favorite films of that entire fest.
Watch the trailer for Matt Aselton's Gigantic:
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Mattress salesman Brian Weathersby finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby interrupted by the arrival Happy, who comes into his work, falls asleep on one of the beds, and changes his life upon waking up.
Gigantic is directed by newcomer Matt Aselton, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Adam Nagata. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and was bought by US distributor First Independent Pictures after its debut there. Gigantic will arrive in very limited theaters starting on April 3rd.