April 11, 2017 — Brian Wethersby (Paul Dano, 12 Years a Slave, Looper) is unsure about most of the things in his life.
A mattress salesman with an eccentric father (Ed Asner), a coot who brews tea out of psychedelic mushrooms, Brian knows only one thing for certain — he wants to adopt a Chinese baby. However feckless the rest of his life, he is sure of this one thing.
Al, a rich man (John Goodman, Transformers, The West Wing) comes in to test out one of his mattresses and then sends his lovely daughter Harriet (Zooey Deschanel, New Girl) to check it out as well. She does the only thing that makes any sense in a mattress showroom — she falls asleep. Brian and Harriet start a slow-boil relationship, but Brian is fearful that Harriet could throw a monkey wrench into his plans for the baby he craves, and she is concerned that domestic tranquility is not something she understands or can handle.
Quirky and sweet, with an oddball soul, Gigantic has a terrific cast which also includes Jane Alexander and Zach Galifianakis.
Stream Gigantic on Amazon Video.