Gigantic (2008)

Zooey Deschanel and the young guy from Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood paint the caricature of contemporary irresponsibility in Gigantic.

Luxurious mattress salesman meets quirky heiress. They form a romantic relationship that neither of them really know how it will work - the dizzying reality for many today who reject earlier social norms. The young salesman is also on a list of potential parents to adopted Chinese baby girls.

I can't say I was moved by the film's message of aimlessness as much as I was by Winter Passing or Up in the Air. The story and characters are entertaining (and at times unfortunately crude), but it is difficult to watch two-dimensional people trying to leap into a new dimension.

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