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Luminous Motion (1998)

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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

Oct 9, 2001

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It plays like a strange nightmarish odyssey...

November 19, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Evidence in how smart editing, a decent score, and clever cinematography can bolster a subpar script.

October 15, 2001 Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com
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Dripping with excess, the neurotic implications are not new, just overwrought.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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