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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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Parked" collapses into sentimentality that not even an actor of Mr. Meaney's dignity and restraint can redeem from mawkishness."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Strong performances bolster a dodgy scenario in homeless drama."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"My nominee for the saddest film of the year."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"It veers rather widely through strains of comedy, melodrama and crime-thriller, but it's very well made, consistently engaging and surprisingly moving."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"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."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"A remarkable Irish drama about a homeless man living in his car whose friends help him get unstuck."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Parked putters, but doesn't go anywhere."
‑ Henry Barnes, Guardian
"[An] elegant, engaging meditation on displacement and the modern man."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"... has its modest and bittersweet charms, but there's not much substance to the script."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"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."
‑ Kenji Fujishima, Slant Magazine
"Packing two terrific turns and an offbeat spirit, this coming-of-middle-age comedy is an unexpected treat."
‑ Paul M. Bradshaw, Total Film
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