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Time spent watching films, even crappy ones, is time well-spent.

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    These aren't comments on ALL of the movies through which I've cried, yawned, laughed, and rolled my eyes, but just about everything I've seen since early 2002 is here plus a few from earlier. Post dates reflect my screening & parenthetical dates are the year of US release (aka Oscar eligibility).
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11/21/2014

The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

Janice isn't doing so great -- she's out of work and is forced to move in with her married little sister who, of course, can tell Janice exactly what she should be doing and whom she should be dating. Tim isn't doing much better -- he's a street performer who paints himself silver and walks on stilts to be the Giant Mechanical Man and his girlfriend has just moved out. Both wind up working at the zoo to make ends meet and, wouldn't you know it, they kinda like each other. But there are misunderstandings, of course. Thankfully they're fairly mild and are overcome by the time the credits roll. Woo.

Chris Messina and Jenna Fischer are winning as the leads, but there's just not enough here to matter.

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