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Expiration Date (2006)

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Death lurks in the form of dairy delivery in this independent black comedy. Charlie Silvercloud III (Robert A. Guthrie) is a young man of Native American ancestry who has the sneaking suspicion a certain family tradition will soon catch up with him. It seems Charlie's father and grandfather both died on their 25th birthdays, and both died from the same circumstances, after being struck by runaway milk trucks. Charlie's 25th birthday is only a few weeks away, and he's starting to feel his certain fate is lurking around the corner. Charlie's mother, Lucille (Dee Wallace Stone), has been tracing the routes of the local milk delivery men and discover they all converge in their neighborhood, so Charlie starts putting his affairs in order -- picking out a cemetery plot, planning his funeral, and ending his relationship with his girlfriend. However, with his birthday not long away, Charlie meets Bessie Anderson (Sascha Knopf), an eccentric but beautiful girl who isn't about to let him die. Expiration Date also stars David Keith, Richard Sanders, and Ned Romero.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Sascha Knopf
as Bessie
Dee Wallace
as Lucille
Ned Romero
as Old Native Man
Nakotah Larance
as Native Teen
Ben Ratner
as Lazar
Curt Becker
as Chunk
Jan D'Arcy
as Mrs. Fingerbaum
Meaghan Foy
as Schoolgirl
Cynthia Geary
as Funeral Home Representative
Michele Gray
as Young Lucille
Eric Johnson
as Animal Control Officer No. 2
David Keith
as Wild William
Emma Kelley
as Schoolgirl
Terry Edward Moore
as Male Clerk
Richard Sanders
as Municipal Cemetery Administrator
Jessica Skerritt
as Young Woman
Olivia Spokoiny
as Schoolgirl
Jeff Steitzer
as Cemetary Plot Salesman
Rick Stevenson
as Laundry Truck Driver
Jessica Teel
as College Girl
Misty Upham
as Charlie's Mother
David Frederick White
as Animal Control Officer No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Expiration Date

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Too stringy and disjointed for its sporadic charms to amount to much.

Full Review… | September 14, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

A screenplay as vibrant with original comedy as it is with local color.

Full Review… | September 14, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

While Stevenson's film unwinds along familiar lines, it delivers unexpected charm.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The film loses its way in a long, slapsticky climax.

Full Review… | October 15, 2006
Georgia Straight

...mildly engaging low-budget indie...

September 15, 2006
Los Angeles CityBeat

[Director Rick] Stevenson brings a romantic heart to the slyly underplayed offbeat humor and inspired sight gags.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Audience Reviews for Expiration Date

I liked this film, but I wouldn't call it it a dark comedy - its a romantic comedy that gets a little preachy. It is also obvious that the filmmaker loves Seattle and wanted feature every little tidbit he could. Aside from the beginning and the ending, the movie isn't bad. It did make me laugh some, so I guess it did its job.

J Carlisle
J Carlisle
½

A tribute to what can be done with sincere, honest directing and a good cast on a low budget. Are most "famous" actors really any more engaging than the stars of this nicely paced quirky comedy?? Deceptively simple, it is loaded with touches of directorial and acting genius. Throwing money at this film and/or producing it in Holly wood, couldn't make it any better.

brion kerlin
brion kerlin

Promising and hilarious beginning, but too many forced quirks per minute. It was more endearing during the few dramatic moments. Thankfully, use of Seattle streets was just halfway touristy (John Wayne's McQ has done this best so far).

Nan Lee
Nan Lee

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