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Ladies, this is what BPD looks like.. A very realistic portrayal.
Note especially the women these men attract. The rescuers, the helpers, the caretakers. If you see yourself here... Please learn from this and leave early.
Most BPD disorders actually express in women not men. You can see some of the women prototypes by watching Casino, Revolutionary Road, and other flicks.
Man or woman beware... These people are emotional vampires.. They will drain you dry.. They don't mean to.. But their childhood histories were tragic.. As was yours if you are drawn to them.
It's about a meter maid who apparently has no emotion whatsoever. Apparently her life (and her job) is so darn boring that she simply learned to go through her predictable daily routine feeling indifferent at every single turn. Indifferent towards people on the street, indifferent towards life itself.
Eventually she meets a guy who's inadvertently hilarious because he's actually a really mean, ignorant and (initially) selfishly close-minded person. Soon however, he really starts falling in love with the girl, and they then develop their own issues pertaining to the relationship.
Actually they both have that one attribute in common- being sheltered.
Samantha Morton nails her performance perfectly. She never gets upset, she never expresses concern during moments you most certainly *think* she will, and she never seems like an all-around normal person. In fact the best way to describe her character would be like this- the fact she has no personality whatsoever almost MAKES her have a personality. Make sense? Considering how abnormal and offbeat she is, yeah, it kinda does.
I think it's somewhat unfair Expired missed the opportunity to gain a fanbase. It really had the potential considering the storytelling has all the right ingredients going for it- a subtlety humorous and dramatized storyline, really interesting characters, and a twist on the whole romantic genre. I really liked it.
Just be warned there's some fairly sexually-related scenes that are most definitely strong and inappropriate for the youngsters. In fact that's another interesting thing about Expired- one minute it's a harmless romance, the next it's not suitable for kids. Keep this in mind.
In this case, Love definitely (not) in the air. Jason Patric's character is an alpha-male to the nth degree! Even when he's romantically involved, he's insulting Samantha Morton's character about her weight. Talk about low blows. But, you learn early on, he HATES WOMEN. But, as a biological creature, he has his, uh....online pornographic outlet. Even when he tries to be nice, he just can't avoid being NASTY.
Samantha Morton's character is Patric's polar opposite. She simply wants to love and be loved, she, to the best of her abilites does what she can to please this man, with varying degrees of success and failure. Never mind that she has issues of her own!
What I took from this story is that sometimes, people meet and give relationships a go, when they should run the other way. You only end up more hurt, more withdrawn and more distrusting of people (and maybe society). You have to work at relationships.
But sometimes, you should just leave. It's for the best (for both of you).
I won't say buy this DVD, but, I would recommend viewing it on cable if you get a chance!
I rate Expired: 4 stars (I credit the stars and supporting staff for trying to make the best out of a low-budget flick, a less than stellar script, etc. But, you know, I can actually imagine that there are people living this script as you read this. Sad...)
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A little gem of a movie. A lot of women will relate to the theme which is to accept the worst in a man just to enjoy him on the days he is sweet. Read morePublished 24 months ago by PenjiP
If you liked Jason Patric in Neil Labute's Friends and Neighbors and really really wish that character had his own movie, Expired will go along way to fulfilling your Jones. Read morePublished on December 23, 2010 by Cleo
"THIS IS SO SAD" is a line spoken by Samantha Morton after a failed attempt of love making. I couldn't help but think she was talking about the movie. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by The Movie Guy
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