The Giant Mechanical Man

Synopsis: An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lee Kirk
Production: Tribeca Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Excuse me? Excuse me?

Is the train late?

- Hi, I'm here for a temp job.

- Mr. Mahoney is in the hallway.

- Excuse me? Are you Mr. Mahoney?

- Yeah.

Hi, I'm Janice, the temp..

From 'Permanent Temps.'

- Yeah, I'm sorry I'm late. The train was..uh...

- What size jacket then?

- Ahhh... Small?

- Small says the late girl.

You could put that on.

Okay... See this door? The lock is broken.

Won't stay locked.

Not that it matters, there's nothing inside

but an empty closet. ... See that?


Empty. But maintenance can't fix it until tomorrow.

So I need you to stand here.

Now if anybody comes down here, anybody gets lost,

starts wondering around,

- I need you to make sure they don't open this door.

- Okay.

- Like a goalie. You block 'em. Got it?

- Yeah.

- That jacket is way too big.

- I know.

- Way too big.

If you'd gotten here on time, I could've gotten you a small.

The smalls are the first to go.

- I apologize.

- Ahh, doesn't matter.

No one's gonna come down here anyway.

Get to work!

Hi, one ticket please.

- Hello?

- You're late.

- For what?

- Tim?! We said no stilts inside.

- Late for what?

- For my work party.

- You didn't say anything about a work party.

- Uh, yeah, I did.

- Do I have to go?

- Yes.


I know what they told you, you must be in a suit, see? What did I say?

Can you at least take the hat off?

Oh hey. .. Hi.

- Blew my bonus already.

- Really? Again?

S-Class 500, black, leather,

Fully loaded.

That's great. Beautiful car.

- Can I Get a whiskey neat, please?

- Look who dressed up for the party.

- So I got a new plasma.

- Bitchin'.

- Yeah. Fifty-incher, Full HD, surround, everything.

- You watch porn on it?

- Oh, dude, I was watching this one...

- This bitch is wearing this little thong, and the zits on her ass are like this big.

In High Def? So raunchy.

- Nice!

- Hey man, there's a lady right here, so?

OK, buddy.

- So it's 50 inches, how much that cost you?

- Like three grand.

- Well that's Not bad...

- You're kidding, right?

- Excuse me?

- Three thousand dollars for a TV? Ever heard of books?

- No, we didn't have those at Harvard.

- Tim, can I talk to you for a sec?

- Pauline, who is this guy?

- He.. Um.. He's just kidding. Sorry.

- No, I'm not. No, I'm not kidding.

- He's kidding. Tim.

- What's on your neck anyway? Is that makeup?

- Yeah, it's makeup, it's silver makeup.

The dude's wearing makeup.

- Bye bye.

We need to have a talk, Janice.

- About what?

- To be frank, I don't think this is working out too well.

- What do you mean?

- We get a lot of complaints about you.

- What kind of complaints?

- Just complaints, people not happy.

Do you want me to read you some?

Let's see here...

Uh... okay...

"She seems distracted and disinterested".

"Her heart's not in it and her head's in the clouds."

"Sometimes she reminds me of a speak and spell."

Do you have any idea what that means?

It does not matter. The point is we pride ourselves here on a reputation

for smart, reliable, hardworking temps, okay?

- I'm reliable, George.

- Just hang on, let me finish.

You are reliable. yes, and, you're a nice person,

but, you're not personable.

- What d'ya mean?

- What do I mean... Um...

- Have you ever seen "Three's Company"?

- The TV show?

Yeah. You know Janet, the roommate?

She is an example of what I'm talking about.

She has a lot of charisma.

I mean, people want to see her again and again and again.

That's why the show lasted so long.

I mean, I watched her every night.

So what you're saying, is that you want me to be more like

Janet from "Three's Company"?

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