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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 change their lives forever. Expand
Score distribution:
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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, 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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