Too many flaws in Grand Theft Parsons

When you hear that David Caffrey also directed one of worst British films ever made - Divorcing Jack, written by Bangor-born Colin Bateman - you will understand that GTP is merely passable.

Grand Theft Parsons

Director: David Caffrey

Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Robert Forster, Marley Shelton

Cert: 15.

When you hear that David Caffrey also directed one of worst British films ever made - Divorcing Jack, written by Bangor-born Colin Bateman - you will understand that GTP is merely passable.

The story concerns the 'stealing' of a body from LA airport - as part of a death-bed pact - and its transportation into the desert for burial. The sort-of road-film comes from the Irish team of Caffrey and producer Frank Mannion and though it is better than Divorcing Jack it still contains too many flaws.

It is actually an interesting idea and it should have been a better film. The performers do their best to lift the film but succeed only on a few rare occasions. There are hints that it is based on a true story of an unusual pact made in the early l970s.

But somehow it just doesn't come together as it should.

Star Rating: 2/5

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