Like many films from Film Movement, Gigante tells a simple story, eschewing Hollywood cliches, special effects, and sappiness. The gigante in question in Gigante is Jara, a night security job at a supermarket in Montevideo. Julia, one of the night cleaning ladies catches his eye. As he sits at his video monitors, he becomes obsessed with her, watching her at her duties. He even begins following her outside of work.
Jara's shyness and simple crush on Julia, and Julia's corresponding coyness make the viewer hope they will get together. They may not be the typical romantic comedy screen idols, and the story may not fit the typical mold, but Gigante's quiet, slow-paced storytelling will surely leave you smiling.
Bottom line, 2 1/2 stars.