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Expired (2007)

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A turbulent and intriguing love story between two parking officers in the city of Los Angeles.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Claire Barney
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Blue Car Owner
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Woman with Expired Meter
Ron King ...
Ex-Boyfriend
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Meters Money Collector
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Mother Barney / Aunt Tilde
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Stephen
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Jade (as Sonia Lozada)
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Mark (as Terrence Bernie Hines)
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Supervisor at Roll Call
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Pedestrian
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Woman with Baby
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Jay Caswell
Adam Gropman ...
Green Car Owner
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Red SUV
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Man or woman, the sight of a dark-suited municipal employee dolling out parking violations stirs a primal hate in all but the most enlightened souls. And the heroine of EXPIRED, the parking officer Claire, knows it. The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay, an angry traffic officer who loves his job, being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and loneliness, Jay and Claire meet and engage in a tumultuous relationship which will eventually teach them that love can spread his magic seeds of redemption and hope, even in the darkest and most perverted of all affairs. And don't forget to put money in the meter. Written by Anonymous

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Don't park your heart in the red zone. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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15 August 2008 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

I agapi dinei elpida  »

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Goofs

When Claire is helping Wilma hang Christmas lights, the arrangement of the lights changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Claire: I'm one of the most hated people in the world. Nobody likes me. People run from me like the plague. Give me the finger. Insult me. Verbally abuse me.
[tickets a car]
Owner of the Bug: [running toward his car] Hey! Hey, come on, I'm here.
Claire: Sorry.
Owner of the Bug: Fuck you!
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Superswank
Performed by Mackabella
Written by Jantz Uplake
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Hard to watch
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie we attended at Sundance 2007. There was quite a bit of food for thought in this movie. The main character, Claire, is a very likable person who is quite lonely. Because of her desperation, she finds herself dating a totally reprehensible person "Jay" (Jason Patric). He was such a horrible person that I had a hard time seeing just why Claire continued to let him into her life. At one point in the movie, Claire's character implored Jay to "be nice to me." That was a very poignant moment in the film. As I said earlier, this movie had lots of food for thought, most of it about why women are attracted to men who seem like jerks to the rest of the world. The movie truly didn't answer these questions, and it was a depressing film to watch. Teri Garr was very good in a dual role as Claire's stroke affected mother and as her perfectly healthy but obnoxious aunt. Samantha Morton was brilliant as Claire, and Jason Patric also did a wonderful job. It was a movie that was quite difficult to watch, however, so I don't know how successful it will be.


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