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Aro Recommended Expired


USA 2007, 90 minutes
Dir. Cecilia  Miniucchi
Genres: Comedy / Romance, Independent


Aroview: Idiosyncrasy without the gimmicky weirdness, this hilariously outre indie rom-com stars Samantha Morton as a sheltered, sweet-hearted meter maid who begins a horribly enlightening affair with a disturbed fellow parking officer (Patric), while living with her ailing mother (Garr).

Oscillating between cringeworthy comedy and downhearted vulnerability with ease, dir. Miniucchi’s debut is certainly not your average love story, recognising the perils of intimacy with uncommon empathy and humour, not to mention the frustrations of working in a job where everybody hates you. It’s the performances that are worth the ticket, though - Morton again showing off her unparalleled talent for playing susceptible characters, Patric especially memorable as her obnoxious boyfriend, and the undervalued Teri Garr pulling off a brilliant double act. Survivors of disastrous relationships will have no excuse for not parking themselves in front of this for the evening, though we’re not promising you won’t still despise parking wardens at the end of it…

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