Netflix Pick of the Week: The Giant Mechanical Man


  • Independent Romantic Comedy
  • Released 2012
  • 89 minutes
  • PG-13

Directed By:

  • Lee Kirk


  • Jenna Fischer
  • Chris Messina
  • Topher Grace
  • Malin Åkerman
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • Lucy Punch

Set in New York City, The Giant Mechanical Man highlights the struggle of feeling lost. It’s about a woman named Janice (Jenna Fischer) and a man named Tim (Chris Messina). After Janice gets fired from her job and can’t pay her rent, she moves in with her sister Jill (Malin Åkerman) and her sister’s husband. At the same time, Tim is dumped by his girlfriend Pauline (Lucy Punch), who can’t stand the fact that Tim dresses up as a giant mechanical man and makes a living off of tips given to him on the streets. Tim’s and Janice’s paths cross when they both decide to look for a job at the same zoo. While working at the zoo, they become good friends. Together, they finally understand what it really means to feel lost in the world.

Watch the movie here.