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Garage (2007)

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Lenny Abrahamson and Mark O'Halloran, the team behind the award-winning 2004 comedy drama Adam and Paul, reunite for this riff on Irish stereotypes concerning a dim-witted gas-station attendant named Josie (Pat Shortt) whose search for love and acceptance comes only a close second to his quest to find the optimum place to display his motor oil. In his own way Josie has found happiness in his quiet, rural existence, yet a growing hunger for intimacy will soon change his lonely life in ways he


Drama, Comedy

Mark O'Halloran

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Strained humor gives way to maudlin melodrama in dull Irish pic Garage.

May 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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A wonderfully knowing portrait of the fading small-town lifestyle in the Emerald Isle, Garage doesn't quite make the "must-see" list because of its ending

April 28, 2008 Full Review Source: OC Weekly
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The film is a study of how a seemingly insignificant and benign mistake can unravel into a tragedy, given the right circumstances

April 19, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Audience Reviews for Garage

Garage is a heartwarming and rewarding comedy drama, typical of Lenny Abrahamson's style and humour. Pat Shortt's performance is suitably subtle, funny, awkward and instantly recognisable as someone we all know. The simplicity might put people off but for me it's the big selling point, that and the fact it turns the idea that ignorance is bliss on its head. Who are the ignorant ones and who exactly is living in bliss? Intelligence and the ideal are explored in what is one of the most overlooked films of the 2000s. Overlooked is Lenny Abrahamson all over though it seems, hopefully this will change soon.
September 3, 2014

Super Reviewer

Sooooo slow. Not a bad movie exactly, but deals with life in a small Irish town, and my goodness, it makes sure you feel their boredom. The cast are all very ordinary and convincing, and it all feels very real.
It is worth a watch, but I couldn't really recommend anyone rush out and rent it.
June 2, 2010

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Slow, mesmerizing and poignant tale of the fragility of village life with an assured performance from Shortt.
August 2, 2008
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