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Validation (2007)

A fable about a parking attendant who gives his customers REAL validation -- dispensing both free parking and free compliments.

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Hugh Newman (as TJ Thyne)
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Victoria Donner
Dave Kuhr ...
Depressed Man
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Depressed Woman
Ron Oden ...
Mall Cop
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Head Suit
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Second Suit
Richard Beanan ...
Third Suit
Jackie Walters ...
Experienced Woman / Dental Assistant / Dental Receptionist / Line Waiter
Ralph Diner ...
Workout Man
Cameron Young ...
Boss Man (as Cameron B. Young)
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Bodyguard
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Bodyguard / Photo Subject
Shelby Lee Jenkins ...
Dental Assistant / DMV Line Waiter
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Dental Assistant (as Carol White)
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A cheerful parking attendant considers it his job to do more than validate parking. He wants to validate the customers themselves, delivering compliments about their appearances and the inner qualities behind them. Everyone who comes up to him with a ticket walks away validated as a worthwhile human being. Soon, the parking attendant becomes so popular that people line up for validation. He appears on news broadcasts and even ends up validating George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein. His life hits a roadblock when he goes to the DMV to get his driver's license photo taken and is met with a beautiful photographer whom he can't get to smile. Written by J. Spurlin

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A fable about the magic of free parking.

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Hugh Newman: You paid for parking - for me?
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Kurt owed me this one
21 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

I know. It's MY LIFE that's real, not movies. Movies are just a shadow on the wall, and you can hit STOP any time you feel like it. But I'd somehow managed to befriend Kurt Kuenne after being wowed by his "Shuffle," and had to see the rest of his resume. Unfortunately (for ME, since I've been an emotional wreck for decades), next up was "Dear Zachary," BRILLIANT but WAY too disturbing for the likes of moi. That was a month ago, and I haven't slept right since. Kurt actually apologized. But HERE was the best of all possible apologies..."Validation" was, simply, the most life-affirming 16 minutes of celluloid I've ever encountered (and please believe me - the celluloid I've encountered could reach to Pluto from here). I won't relate its story - a 2-line synopsis can't do it justice - but I do feel the need to convey that this is 16 minutes with the power to HEAL. And you'll laugh while healing. And I think maybe my poor battered subconscious can be talked into letting go of that psychotic witch from 'Zachary' that had sunk her claws in DEEP. Thank you, Kurt. This slate is CLEAN.


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