Fred (Colm Meaney, The Snapper), has fallen on hard times and finds himself living in his car with little hope of improving his situation. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal (Colin Morgan, Merlin), a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude, and his new ‘neighbour’ in the Dublin car park they call home.
Cathal is determined to help Fred sort his life out. He modifies his car, helps him sign on the dole and make a friend in Jules, an attractive music teacher. But as Fred struggles with his pride to tell Jules about his ‘home’, and Cathal’s drug habit spirals out of control, their friendships are tested as their lives change forever.
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Possibly the gentlest, sweetest movie about junkies and homelessness you’re ever likely to see, Darragh Byrne’s stripped-down debut brims wi...
Possibly the gentlest, sweetest movie about junkies and homelessness you’re ever likely to see, Darragh Byrne’s stripped-down debut brims with charm. Packing two terrific turns and an offbeat spirit, this coming-of-middle-age comedy is an unexpected treat.
Though shot quickly and on a small budget, Parked is laced with humanity, beautifully photographed by John Conroy and filled with deft cinem...
Everyone's favourite Meaney is probably The Snapper's Dessie Curley (or maybe Intermission's Clannad-loving detective), but Fred is a different Meaney. It's a Meany in quiet mode, turning everything down in a real introspective performance. A real find is Colin Morgan, who brings a wiry, jittery energy to complement Meaney's understatement.