Small, Beautifully Moving Parts
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2012)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 11, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2012
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

Lazy storytelling expects a pass as indie authenticity.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Even at a lean 73 minutes, this flimsy road movie feels at least 43 minutes too long.

Matt Singer

The film is true to its title: small, beautiful and moving.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

There's a big difference between commenting on the zeitgeist and simply acknowledging it, as this featherweight independent comedy demonstrates.

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Ian Buckwalter

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

"Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" is a tiny, sweet gem.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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