Gulliver's Travels

Synopsis: Lemuel Gulliver has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his flame to the beautiful Darcy Silverman, the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends...only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him...
Director(s): Rob Letterman
Production: 20th Century Fox
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Give me your press badge.

No way, you're not my dad!

Then I shall take it by force.

He's my brother!

Then you shouldn't have

made out with him.

So, your name's Dan?

Yeah, Dan... Dan Quint.

Like on the resume.

Dan Quint. Born 1990.

I didn't think that was possible.

Yeah, 1990.

People are born every year.

What do you hope to get out of being

in the mailroom, Dan?

I guess I hope to get out of

being in the mailroom.

You got sass. I like it.

Guess what? You're hired.

I'm Lemuel Gulliver.

Welcome to the team.

I was hired...

yesterday by HR.

- Doggy wants a bone.

- What?

Doggy wants a bone.

Floor 30. This is the editors' floor.

Oh, yeah.

This is the epicenter, my friend.

- Feel it. Feel it.

- Okay.

Got a little something for you.

God dang it! Sorry about that.

I will dry-clean that.

Sorry about that. My bad.

- Just wait out here.

- What?

One second.

Here's your mail, sir.

Hey, you're Harold Jones, right?


I loved your piece

on the failure of derivative markets.

Thanks very much.

I look forward to seeing you around.

Thank you...

from me and all the readers.

Dan, what are you doing?

You can't talk to those guys!

Why not?

Okay, this is your first day.

We are the mailroom guys.

Mailroom guys are meant

to be seen and not heard.

And ideally, not even seen, okay?

We're not on their level.

We're little people.

No, I think you're

just scared to talk to them.

I am not! Dude, listen.

I am just respectful of their workspace.

I talk to these people all the...

I'll let you know as soon as

I've made a decision, Nigel.

Okey-dokey, thank you.

Good day, fellas.

- Good day.

- Good day, mate.

Gulliver, got any mail for me?

Yeah... No... Maybe.

Let me check.

- Hi, I'm Dan, from the mailroom.

- Hey. Darcy.

And I'll do whatever it takes

to not be from the mailroom.

Dan doesn't need to be bothering

her right now. She's busy.

He isn't bothering me.

I love to have a reason

to procrastinate.

Yeah, me, too.

You're not bugging me.

There you go.

Well, I'll see you guys later.

- Good to see you.

- Okay.

Oh, boy. Let's go.

So, how long have you had this

debilitating crush on the travel editor?

Crush? On Darcy? No way, dude.

First of all, you're a terrible liar.

Second of all,

why don't you just ask her out?

- You don't think I could ask her out?

- No.

I could ask her out whenever,

wherever. It's no problem.

It would take me five seconds.

"Will you go out with me?" "Yes." Done.

I'm now going out with Darcy Silverman.

We are boyfriend and girlfriend.

"Gulliver and Darcy?"

"Cutest couple ever."

Okay. So, then, do it.

Next time I see her, I will.

Hold on! Hi, again.

Hey, Darcy.

I just remembered,

I get claustrophobic in elevators.

- How is your day going?

- Really good.

Just really, really, good.

- What are you doing this weekend?

- So much stuff.

It's just going to be... a bunch of stuff.

- Cool.

- Yeah, it's cool.

- Have a good one.

- You, too.

Wait! I forgot something.

Yeah, me, too.




You chickened out, didn't you?

I wasn't... I just... You know...

I didn't chicken out.

- Being respectful of her workspace.

- Exactly.


Speaking of which, after work...

do you want to go for a couple

of brews and shoot some poos?

Maybe a little man-date.

I don't think so. Especially because

you called it a man-date.

I got you. You want a rain check.

You want to wake up all bright-eyed

and bushy-tailed for the boss.

You're not my boss anymore.

What are you talking about?

I just got promoted.

That's impossible. You just got here.

Yeah, they promoted me...

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Joe Stillman

Joseph "Joe" Stillman (born August 1, 1959) is an American television and movie writer, producer and director. Before becoming a screenwriter he worked for several TV shows like Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill, Doug and The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Stillman's first screen credits were on Joseph: King of Dreams and his second on Shrek, both for DreamWorks. His most recent credits are on Planet 51 for TriStar and Gulliver's Travels for 20th Century Fox. more…

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