Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)



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The dusty desert town of Enfield, Arizona is the setting for Bodies, Rest and Motion. The film concentrates on four friends in their twenties played by Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, and Eric Stoltz. They've got nothing to do, and a whole town to do it in. In the space of 48 hours, the four leads tenuously reach out to one another, finding themselves in the process. Bodies, Rest & Motion is like a more langorous, less plotted version of the Seattle-based Singles; both have their plusses … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Roger Hedden
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 2003
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment



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Critic Reviews for Bodies, Rest & Motion

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (10)

Uncompelling but moderately engaging.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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The other actors share an easy, appealing rapport and a flair for dry understatement, which is the film's prevailing tone.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It has barely enough wisdom to fill a fortune cookie but it's no pain to sit through.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Every generation spends a while in the navel observatory before learning that it's a shallow, lint-clogged pursuit.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bodies, Rest & Motion


Good indie film.

Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

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 quite despicable, but absolutely hilarious. The story is pretty standard, but has a certain charm that keeps you watching. Fans of Roth should watch this, but it's probably not for most people.

Ashton R.

Super Reviewer


If you were born between 1967 and 1973 and can't relate to and appreciate this movie, then all I can say is that you profoundly and tragically misspent your youth.

Rick Winters

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