June 20, 2008
Studio: MRC Releasing
Director: Cecilia Miniucchi
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Cecilia Miniucchi
Starring: Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas
Official website: Expiredthemovie.com
The sight of a dark-suited municipal employee doling out parking violations stirs a primal hate in all but the most enlightened souls. And the heroine of our film, "Expired," the meter maid Claire (Morton), knows it. The film revolves around Claire, a kind soul who resents having to enforce the law at all times, and Jay (Patric), an angry Traffic Officer who loves his job, it being the perfect outlet for his anger and frustrations. Coming both from a place of despair and loneliness, Claire and Jay meet and engage in a tumultuous and twisted relationship, which will eventually teach them that love can spread magic seeds of redemption and hope, even in the most unlikely of souls. By the end, Claire is faced with the question of whether to engage or to run.