Bodies, Rest & Motion
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

The dusty desert town of Enfield, Arizona is the setting for this curious comedy-drama. The film concentrates on four friends in their twenties: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, and Eric Stoltz. They've got nothing to do and a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Uncompelling but moderately engaging.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The other actors share an easy, appealing rapport and a flair for dry understatement, which is the film's prevailing tone.

TV Guide

The strength of it, the subtext of revolving door relationships, would have been better served if allowed to remain more subtle.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A laid-back look at youthful rootlessness which never really catches fire.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Every generation spends a while in the navel observatory before learning that it's a shallow, lint-clogged pursuit.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Robert Brogan
Bodies, Rest, and Motion is a nicely imperfect little film. It has these sensual, emotional, mistaken, and serious qualities that are quintessential 90s.… More
Chosen 718
Good indie film.
Ashton R.
This movie would probably be less than mediocre if it wasn't for Tim Roth (I know; I'm a bit biased, but he's a great actor!). His characater is… More