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A sheltered meter maid and her disturbed fellow parking enforcer discover that love can bloom even while working in a job that most folks despise in this unflinching look at modern love starring Samantha Morton and Jason Patric. Hypersensitive Claire (Morton) spends her days doling out parking tickets, and her nights caring for her ailing mother (Teri Garr). Jay (Patric) is a highly intelligent parking enforcement officer whose bitterness over squandered opportunities has grown to border on sociopathic. When this unlikely pair first begins to realize they may be headed for something more than… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Expired pretends to be a valentine to society's outcasts, but it's just one more indie comedy that mocks its characters while sucking up to its knowing audience."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"The funny, sad, offbeat, sometimes off-the-beat romance Expired is one of those precariously balanced movies that might fall to pieces with a different cast."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"one of the most inept, poorly-mounted productions of the decade"
‑ Jason McKiernan, Filmcritic.com
"Miniucchi's screenplay is an unwieldy blend of pathos and unsettling moments, which become increasingly uninteresting as the film trudges to a dreary close."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"Tough indie drama features great performances."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"One of those Sundance "comedies" that make you contemplate slitting your wrists."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Despite terrific efforts from its lead players, Expired runs its meter out long before the end."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Death and regret hang over the film palpably, and Miniucchi's willingness to put her characters through disaster and humiliation while still plainly empathizing with them is what keeps the film surprising and its characters winning, in spite of themselves"
‑ Leo Goldsmith, indieWIRE
"Call it an anti-rom-com, and see it if you can."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Turns its uncomfortable central relationship into a fascinating study of symbiotic personalities."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"The performances are expert, but can't make up for a flat script and direction."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Both Patric and Morton give brazenly fearless performances, yet these talents are left tangoing to a tune that's nowhere near worthy of them."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Unconventionally quirky in its unassuming blue-collar bluntness, Expired is comically horrifying in its examination of lonely people living on the fringe of professional obscurity and personalized disarray."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"The temptation is to say Expired is closer to "Misfired," but there are just enough good things here (particularly Samantha Morton as a lonely-in-love meter maid) to avoid that label."
‑ Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
"Locating both Claire's loneliness and Jay's anger as partial outgrowths of their detested profession handing out parking meter violation tickets, Expired coasts along on a distinctively odd wavelength."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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