2008 / 98m - USA
Romance, Drama
Gigantic poster


June 24, 2020


A film headlining Dano and Deschanel, no surprise then that the result is a chilled, somewhat droopy romance. Quirky characters give it a small comedy edge, while romantic problems in the second half push it more towards the drama side. Nothing you haven't seen before, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Both Dano and Deschanel are fine actors, and they don't disappoint. There are also some very solid secondary parts, with a stand-out role for John Goodman and a fun cameo by Zach Galifianakis. It's more than enough to make this a decent film and that's exactly what Gigantic ends up being.

The romance is pretty basic but works well and there are some goofy moments that earn the film some indie points, what I missed though was something that truly sets it apart from the rest. It's a bit too safe, even the weirdness feels a bit too expected and by the numbers. Not a bad film, but it lacks flavor.