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The Parking Lot Movie (2010)

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The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »

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Meghan Eckman
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Credited cast:
Patrick Baran Patrick Baran ... Self
John Beers John Beers ... Self
Chris Farina Chris Farina ... Self
Tyler Magill Tyler Magill ... Self
James McNew James McNew ... Self
Scott Meiggs Scott Meiggs ... Self
Nate Millington Nate Millington ... Self
Mark Schottinger Mark Schottinger ... Self
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The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage. The eccentric brotherhood of attendants consist of grad students, overeducated philosophers, surly artists, middle-age slackers and more. This self-described "ragtag group of fractured poets" prefer skateboards and bicycles to cars and have at best a tolerant contempt for the people they serve. That's not to say they don't care about anything. They hang out at the lot even in their spare time, shooting the breeze or playing a spirited game of "flip cone," just because...they like it there. They conduct their own private "war" against the elites, the pretentious and obnoxious customers who park their BMWs, Hummers, Suburbans and other vehicles. They study the art of doing nothing and the knack of getting even with rude, SUV-driving dolts who treat them like inferior beings. The gradual devolution ... Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Certificate:

PG

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Tyler Magill: I am not a violent man but I did once swing a leadpipe at someone.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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smug twerps get treated like sh*t
29 December 2012 | by phesboySee all my reviews

Yeah this movie was quite good fun. If you work in any service industry where people take you for granted and expect you are only there to serve them and put up with their attitude then you should watch this. It's good fun leering at a bunch of people slowly unwinding until some of them are nearly cracked up. After doing however many hours of sitting in the sun and taking sh*t off drivers all the time they basically can't let anything go. You have to admire their spirit but it's clearly doing their head in. Apart from that it likes to go on a lot about how clever they all are and what a brilliant wacky time they have. Hate to say it but the funniest bit for me was every time someone broke their barrier and you just heard that SNAP from round the corner and off they went racing to get their $35 off whatever drunk jock was trying to shag it or whatever.

All a bit pleased with themselves really. Very entertaining. SNAP!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Color

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4:3 Full Frame
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