"Just saw what might well be this Sundance's Me and You and Everyone We Know
," wrote David Poland
the other day. "It's called Expired
isn't a love story, no matter what anybody says - unless, of course, that person is also saying that The Shining
is a love story. In which case, run." Praise for the leads, Samantha Morton
and Jason Patric
, as well as for "wonderful turns from Illeana Douglas
, as Claire's neighbor and victim of Jay's wrath, and Teri Garr
, as Claire's stroke-stricken mother," follows. Zoom In
's Annie Frisbie
likes this one.
But Glenn Kenny
pronounces it "an hour and fifty-three minutes of 'close, but no cigar.'"
"To her credit, filmmaker Cecilia Miniucchi
does not manipulate heartstrings or resort to generic conventions to serve up a touchy-feely love tale," writes Duane Byrge
for the Hollywood Reporter
is a remarkable romance of no easy answers; to wit, like real life."
Updates, 1/29: Bryan Whitefield
: "I can honestly say I probably haven't laughed as hard in a movie theater since Napoleon Dynamite
: "Jason Patric's performance as Jay in Cecilia Miniucchi's inspired romantic comedy Expired
is perfection; the über-asshole to end all assholes."
Coverage of the coverage: The Park City Index
Posted by dwhudson at January 22, 2007 3:41 PM