Quirky Romantic Comedy starring Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel
Opens Friday, April 10 in Bay Area
Director and Co-Writer Matt Aselton in person opening weekend
Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 464-5980
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students and children
Showtimes (valid 4/10-4/16): 2:30, 5:00, 7:25 & 9:55
Director/co-writer Matt Aselton in person 4/11 at 5:00 and 7:25 shows.
Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents (Ed Asner, Jane Alexander), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oil man (Ian Roberts), a surgeon (Robert Stanton), Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel ) when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, (John Goodman) 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.
WINNER – Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative – AFI Dallas International Film Festival
Official Selection: Toronto Film Festival 2008
“A lovely, funny, unabashedly odd romance from first-time feature filmmaker Matt Aselton… GIGANTIC, while pretty to watch, engaging from start to finish and funny in all the right places, offers audiences a surreal twist in the form of a mystery character stalking its romantic lead. It's an odd creative choice for Aselton, one that intentionally upends his audience-friendly movie. Yet, it works brilliantly, distinguishing GIGANTIC from other films in the genre and shows Aselton to be a filmmaker with a bright future.”- Steve Ramos, IndieWIRE
Ticket Info: $ 8 seniors and students, $10 general
Official Website: http://www.gigantic-themovie.com
Added by landmark on April 9, 2009