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  • Summary: Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will changeFred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will change their lives forever. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Paul Bradshaw
    Nov 27, 2012
    80
    Packing two terrific turns and an offbeat spirit, this coming-of-middle-age comedy is an unexpected treat.
  2. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Nov 27, 2012
    70
    Elegant, engaging meditation on displacement and the modern man.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Nov 28, 2012
    70
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Nov 27, 2012
    40
    The fact that director Darragh Byrne has laden things with a Celtic Whimsy 101 score and a sketched outline of a script makes it even tougher for Meaney to lift this film out of its social-drama rut.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 29, 2012
    40
    Parked collapses into sentimentality that not even an actor of Mr. Meaney's dignity and restraint can redeem from mawkishness.
  6. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Nov 27, 2012
    40
    Parked putters, but doesn't go anywhere.
  7. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Nov 25, 2012
    25
    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.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Jun 22, 2014
    8
    An interesting movie on life's unexpected outcomes and friendships. The two main characters, played by Colm Meaney and Colin Morgan, areAn interesting movie on life's unexpected outcomes and friendships. The two main characters, played by Colm Meaney and Colin Morgan, are poetically, subtly and elegantly embodied.
    A deep story which offers us a meditation on topics such as our reaction towards unexpected events and situations, self esteem in particular situations...Absolutely original and delightful.
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