MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,469 this week

Dangerous Parking (2007)

 |  Drama  |  23 May 2008 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 570 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 9 critic

Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard living and indulgent independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat the many addictions that are destroying him, his career and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

DVD
a list of 841 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 452 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 350 titles
created 07 Apr 2012
 
a list of 104 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dangerous Parking (2007)

Dangerous Parking (2007) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dangerous Parking.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sliding Doors (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In the City of Angels, a young Iowan girl (Frederick) fresh off the bus falls in love with a promising actor (Kirk).

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Tanna Frederick, Justin Kirk, David Proval
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The 'Angel Hope' of the title is a fictitious nun - a little like Mother Teresa, only much younger and prettier - who works at a fictitious hospital in the South Pacific. The third ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Erni
Stars: Billy Boyd, Luke Mably, Eva Birthistle
Reunion II (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A group of friends unites on the 10 year anniversary of the death of a friend and member of their secret society from college.

Director: Alan Hruska
Stars: Derek Cecil, Sam Coppola, Brett Cullen
Lovelife (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Danny is a student whose girlfriend is writer Zoey. Professor Alan lives with unfocused Molly. Other pairs also don't quite match, and the partners begin to change one another..

Director: Jon Harmon Feldman
Stars: Saffron Burrows, Bruce Davison, Sherilyn Fenn
Hotel de Love (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Twin brothers meet a childhood sweetheart at a tacky hotel and rediscover their love as they renew their competition for her affection.

Director: Craig Rosenberg
Stars: Aden Young, Saffron Burrows, Simon Bossell
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

Director: Glenn Standring
Stars: Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.

Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Parker Posey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Georges, a wealthy Parisian, has a mistress who wants to marry him, but he has no intention of divorcing his wife, the source of his money. The mistress, meanwhile, has a jealous boyfriend,... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Alice Evans, Régis Laspalès, Philippe Chevallier
Fay Grim (2006)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Aiken
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.

Director: Stefan Schwartz
Stars: Alice Evans, Daniel Lapaine, Sophia Myles
Blue Dove (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

TV Series showing the life and times of a historic pottery family in Stoke on Trent.

Stars: Esther Hall, Ruth Gemmell, Anna Chancellor
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Noah Arkwright
...
Claire
...
Ray
...
Kirstin
...
Etta
...
Doc Baker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
AA Member
Leandra Ashton ...
Script girl
Raquel Azevedo ...
Connie / Tribeca Twins
...
AA Member
Caro Breton ...
AA Member
...
AA Member
Nick Bryant ...
Miquado String Quartet / Viola Player
Anthony Carrick ...
Judge
Robert Cohen ...
Russian Critic
Edit

Storyline

Noah Arkwright, a successful, hard living and indulgent independent British film director, finally decides to try and defeat the many addictions that are destroying him, his career and the people who care for him. But Mother Nature has other tests of strength and character in store for him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Comportamento de Risco  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Noah Arkwright: Truth: best drug on the market.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Dangerous Parking' (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An amazingly powerful, exciting and emotional piece of art
3 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having been recommended this book by friend I did the usual and tracked down the movie version. Good move on my part, and thanks to my friend.

'Dangerous Parking' tells the story of a man named, Noah Arkwright, a (fictitious) successful independent film director, who after a long drug fueled orgy of a life, decides to trade it all in for rehab, sobriety, and the stability of a nuclear family. Yet his struggles to maintain his power over addiction become only secondary to a much more grave struggle, an illness that his addictions to drugs and alcohol have already put on him before he could sober up.

The entire film is narrated by Arkwright, sometimes in the first person, yet in many scenes he narrates as if he's an outsider watching himself act out a scene in a movie. The moments where he separates his narrative voice from his character in the film are positively brilliant and usually serve to bring humor to the situation quite effectively.

While the movie is mostly light on drama and heavy on comedy for the first three-quarters of the film, the last quarter of the film takes a decidedly darker tone, a tone which I didn't anticipate considering the majority of the film before that point had been comedic and humorous. This movie is both comedy and drama, emphasis on comedy (specifically dark comedy and British humor), with a dramatic conclusion to top everything all off.

The story structure is chronologically broken, consisting of several out of sequence scenes, often intertwined with flashbacks of Arkwright's life. It's quite simple and easy to follow the plot because Arkwright's narration sets up each scene rather well for the viewer but his narrations don't reveal everything leaving some rather fantastic surprises for the viewer to discover on his or her own.

The acting is fantastic, really, really amazing. Peter Howitt, who assumes the role of the protagonist (in addition to writing and directing the film) is stunningly powerful in this role. This performance is truly an achievement in acting, and if Howitt won awards for his work in this film I would be very deserved. Howitt's performance can only be so well appreciated due to him being surrounded by a great cast with equally well done performances. Saffron Burrows and Sean Pertwee put in top performances as well which only strengthen the absolutely flawless acting accomplished by Howitt.

If you are in the mood for a drama but don't want a heavy or overly serious drama there is no better film than 'Dangerous Parking' to watch. If you are in the mood purely for laughs I would recommend on holding off on watching this film as there are many moments where laughing is anything but appropriate. This is one of the best combination of comedy in drama in a film I have experienced in quite some time, truly refreshing, and any avid film viewing individual should not pass this movie up.

10/10. Will be recommending, the movie version, to all of my friends.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
does anyone knows what this is going to be about? ian_sir
Dangerous Parking Updates? tarrie
extra andrewroberts87
what is really happening with Guy`s career? conchicu6
Where is it showing? bonnieg1982
Hilarious Deliriously
Discuss Dangerous Parking (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?