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Expired (2007)

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

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Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.

Director: Michael Meredith
Stars: Penelope Allen, Erick Avari, Alimi Ballard
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Woman with Expired Meter
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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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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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Sometimes all it takes is a little change... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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15 August 2008 (Sweden)  »

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I agapi dinei elpida  »

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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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Don't Make Me Wait
Performed by Locksley
Written by Kai Kennedy
Courtesy of Locksley
By Arrangement with The MuseBox
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A must see
25 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Expired is one of those films that remind you about simply just being human. I was fortunate enough to watch this at it's Los Angeles screening. I found myself, as the story went along watching the audience just as much as the characters on the screen. The story is exquisitely woven, I felt the writer was a maestro just when I felt like laughing I wanted to cry. There were moments so poignant that even as the film progressed you find yourself thinking back to those scenes. This film is an emotional roller coaster, but worth the ride. Basic human emotion, empathy and relationships, this is the film to watch. No bells and whistles, just magnificent writing and performances. Jason Patric gives the performance of a lifetime and Samantha Morton is the reflection of the human soul.


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