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Luminous Motion (2000)




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Bette Gordon, who made her directorial debut in 1983 with Variety, returned 15 years later with this adaptation of Scott Bradfield's novel The History of Luminous Motion about an alcoholic mother. "Only two things mattered to me -- being with my mom and being in motion," says ten-year-old Phillip (Eric Lloyd), who teaches himself physics and biology as he's driven about by his mother Margaret (Deborah Kara Unger). After a car crash, they settle down with Hackensack hardware store owner Pedro (Terry Kinney). Phillip receives letters and phone calls from his dad (Jamey Sheridan). Eventually, mother and son leave Pedro to live on Staten Island -- where the boy meets some strange teens (James Berland, Paz De La Huerta), Pedro appears as a ghostly figure, and Phillip's father turns up. Shown at the 1998 Locarno Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Robert Roth, Scott Bradfield, Bobby Roth
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On DVD: Oct 9, 2001
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Eric Lloyd
as Phillip
Con Horgon
as Man No. 2
Martin Alvin
as Man No. 3
P.J. Brown
as Man No. 4
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | May 19, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
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It plays like a strange nightmarish odyssey...

Full Review… | November 19, 2001
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