Bodies, Rest & Motion
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The dusty desert town of Enfield, Arizona is the setting for Bodies, Rest and Motion. The film concentrates on four friends in their twenties played by Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, and Eric Stoltz. They've got nothing to do, and a whole town to do it in. In the space of 48 hours, the four leads tenuously reach out to one another, finding themselves in the process. Bodies, Rest & Motion is like a more langorous, less plotted version of the Seattle-based Singles; both have their plusses and minuses, but only Bodies offers a significant cameo appearance by Peter Fonda, Bridget's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Uncompelling but moderately engaging."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The other actors share an easy, appealing rapport and a flair for dry understatement, which is the film's prevailing tone."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The strength of it, the subtext of revolving door relationships, would have been better served if allowed to remain more subtle."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's overall well-acted but often too stupid to bear."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Not much motion, but plenty of reason to rest"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The film squeaks in its joints whenever it tries too hard to make a 'generational statement,' and may annoy you with its glibness, but it manages to hold one's interest -- surprisingly at times, given the lightweight characters."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"In an era when many motion pictures are going for 'big,' it's nice to see well-known actors in a 'small' film like this."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A generally winning romantic comedy possessing an unusual degree of self-importance, Bodies, Rest and Motion works primarily because of its likable cast."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"This movie always reminds me of why I dig Eric Stoltz."
‑ Oz,
"A laid-back look at youthful rootlessness which never really catches fire."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Every generation spends a while in the navel observatory before learning that it's a shallow, lint-clogged pursuit."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The narrative applies Newton's famous law to charcaters that are in rest (more inertsia here), forced to move by an external stimulus. The acting is good, but overall a static, venetless feature."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Forgettable rom-com fodder"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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