Release Date: June 27th, 2008
R|1 hr 37 min
The death of their patriarch reunites dysfunctional family members.
Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs
Nothing happens that hasn't been done better in other films, among them Thomas Vinterberg's excellent 1998 "The Celebration." show more
Hoffs' Dublin appears to consist of stock street footage and a lot of stand-in California, which makes a hash of an exterior scene in which the characters complain about the incessant rain as the sun clearly shines through the damp. show more
Because "Petrol" is so grim, its few moments of repentance and reconciliation don't feel as contrived as they might otherwise; if any film has earned the right to be sentimental, it's this one. show more