Luminous Motion
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Bette Gordon, who made her directorial debut in 1983 with Variety, returned 15 years later with this adaptation of Scott Bradfield's novel The History of Luminous Motion about an alcoholic mother. "Only two things mattered to me -- being with my mom and being in motion," says ten-year-old Phillip (Eric Lloyd), who teaches himself physics and biology as he's driven about by his mother Margaret (Deborah Kara Unger). After a car crash, they settle down with Hackensack hardware store owner Pedro (Terry Kinney). Phillip receives letters and phone calls from his dad (Jamey… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It plays like a strange nightmarish odyssey..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Evidence in how smart editing, a decent score, and clever cinematography can bolster a subpar script."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Dripping with excess, the neurotic implications are not new, just overwrought."
‑ Emily Bobrow, Film Journal International
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