Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 4
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Fred (Colm Meaney) lives a quiet and isolated life in his car, having lost all hope of improving his situation and re-entering the ranks of society. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal (Colin Morgan), a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude, who becomes his parking lot neighbor. Sharing laughs, and the hard times too, Fred and Cathal find the simple, free pleasures of life. (c) Olive Films
Nov 30, 2012 Limited
Apr 30, 2013
Olive Films - Official Site
"Parked" collapses into sentimentality that not even an actor of Mr. Meaney's dignity and restraint can redeem from mawkishness.
This engaging character study functions best as a two-hander: The male leads build a wholly believable, offbeat co-dependency, while their interactions with others tend toward the more generic.
Infused with the visceral impact of raw truth connected to the homeless insider point of view looking out at a callous world. But when it comes to the director's outside looking in perspective, there's a second hand sense of little felt or endured.
... has its modest and bittersweet charms, but there's not much substance to the script.
A remarkable Irish drama about a homeless man living in his car whose friends help him get unstuck.
The film takes dramatic material that sounds fairly standard-issue to begin with and proceeds to uncover precious little of genuinely fresh intrigue within it.
It veers rather widely through strains of comedy, melodrama and crime-thriller, but it's very well made, consistently engaging and surprisingly moving.
- Fred: [whispering] I have nowhere else to live...
- Jules: The older ones have real character.
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