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Expiration Date (2006)

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Charlie Silvercould III carries around a family curse passed down from his grandfather; death by a milk truck on his 25th birthday. With eight days left, Charlie accepts his fate and starts... See full summary »

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Native Teen
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Wild William
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Charlie Silvercould III carries around a family curse passed down from his grandfather; death by a milk truck on his 25th birthday. With eight days left, Charlie accepts his fate and starts taking care of his unfinished business, like watering his plants and returning his library books and so on. But while he's out casket hunting, he meets a girl who just won't let him die in peace. Written by Anonymous

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A romantic fable about love, death and milk trucks.

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21 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Szavatossága lejár: 25 évesen  »

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Charlie: It's one of our nicest plots and most peaceful.
Cemetary plot salesman: How much?
Charlie: Well, view plot at $4,803.55, plus our eternity contract $1,227.04, plus tax at 8.3 percent equals...
Cemetary plot salesman: $6,531.13.
Charlie: Why... yes.
Cemetary plot salesman: Do you have anything less peaceful?
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Jezebel
Written by Sam Beam
Performed by Iron & Wine (as Iron and Wine)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
Published by Sam Beam Music (BMI)
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6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Honestly, I was disappointed in "Expiration Date." Super clever title and interesting premise, but I don't think it delivered. What was it about? The main character's desire to reconnect with his Native roots? Or, more likely, it was his need to overcome his fear of death. But, he wasn't set up as someone who has lived his life in fear -- it seems as if his life was going fine, but since doomsday is approaching he should now start worrying. I didn't buy it. Meanwhile, the supporting characters in the film didn't seem to have needs that blended into an overarching story. They were all just doing their thing, running parallel to the main character. Also, what was treated as a "curse" looked more like a coincidence. Who cursed the family? Why? When? Finally, why didn't he just plan on staying in his apartment all day on his birthday? Those are my criticisms, but I did love the shots of Seattle, cinematography was beautiful, acting was good in the times it wasn't outstanding.


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