Never been a fan of Samantha Morton, but both she and Jason Patric gives fine performances in "Expired". I like how the movie has been shot, with a lot of odd angles and closeups. The disfunctional dynamics between Claire and Jay made me cringe and stress me. Thus, the actors really succeeded to give life to their characters. "Expired" is not too shabby at all.
Jason Patric gives a very interesting performance here but you truly can only take so much of it. An off-beat film that I feel is a near-miss for me.
Samantha Morton proved years ago that she can personally elevate any movie she is in, especially the mostly abominable "Minority Report." And that's also true with the otherwise unremarkable "Expired," that feels a little incomplete, to which she excels against the one-note performance of Jason Patric. In a switch, Claire is nowhere near as lonely as she might seem while Jay relies on phone sex and pornography for most of his interpersonal relations. That having been said, the movie's message is being kind can make the world a better place. Don't get me wrong. It's a worthy thought but strange coming from a movie about characters doling out parking tickets.(Apparently, you only get ticketed when you are about to return to your car.) As much as not ticketing somebody may be considered a good deed, remember that the money collected does go to the public good.