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Small, Beautifully Moving Parts
When technophile Sarah Sparks (Anna Margaret Hollyman) becomes pregnant, her uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid. A SXSW premiere and winner of the Sloan Feature Film Prize, Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson co-direct this comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the internet age. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lazy storytelling expects a pass as indie authenticity."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"Even at a lean 73 minutes, this flimsy road movie feels at least 43 minutes too long."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"The film is true to its title: small, beautiful and moving."
‑ Matt Singer, ScreenCrush
"Gentler and less aesthetically assaultive than 0s & 1s and Catfish, but it's not necessarily any subtler or more enlightening."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"There's a big difference between commenting on the zeitgeist and simply acknowledging it, as this featherweight independent comedy demonstrates."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Small, Beautifully Moving Parts isn't always completely elegant about getting its point across, but its imperfections are only human - a quality, as Sarah eventually realizes, that can have its own appeal."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"Highly agreeable, funny and bright study of a pregnant woman all at sea in a world where wireless options seem to outweigh human ones in her life."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"This is a small film and knows exactly how to be a small film. Like many New Yorker short stories, its purpose is to strike a particular note and allow it to reverberate."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
""Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" is a tiny, sweet gem."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"An intimate and well-acted drama about the technological tools in our lives and the quest of a young pregnant woman to reconcile with her long estranged mother."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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