Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
A tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten "with ambition" despite her own intentions. To spite the hated infidel ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This beautifully realized film retains the essential qualities of short fiction: precision, compactness, a focus on epiphanic moments."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Three exquisite boutique films whose impact is much larger than many movies five times their size."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Story about life's turning points is not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Three short stories about women at turning points in their lives, the movie gains power by condensing each story to 30 minutes each."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"All three women deliver remarkable performances."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"These are complex characters."
‑ Steven Rosen, Denver Post
"Redeemed by the fine performances and by the moody and effective digital photography of Ellen Kuras."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Miller has made a provocative, intimate triptych of short stories."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
"Miller's film is bold and hearty, but it's also a ham-fisted wallop to the senses."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"You can't really blame Miller for being in love with her own words, but this film is more like a slide show accompanied by an audio book than a movie."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"It accumulates small details that gradually create a feeling of narrative intimacy."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Ranging from funny to shattering and featuring some of the year's best acting, Personal Velocity gathers plenty of dramatic momentum."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's quite a stylised piece and it's credit to the cast and the filmmakers that the characters engage us to the extent that they do."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Unless you're the sort of person who loves the fiction found in The New Yorker and smaller literary magazines, you'd better avoid Personal Velocity."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"A trilogy of stories about women on the edge that features no less than three rotten dads."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
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