Lazy storytelling expects a pass as indie authenticity.
| Original Score: 2/4
The film is true to its title: small, beautiful and moving.
| Original Score: 4/5
There's a big difference between commenting on the zeitgeist and simply acknowledging it, as this featherweight independent comedy demonstrates.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Even at a lean 73 minutes, this flimsy road movie feels at least 43 minutes too long.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 6.5/10
"Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" is a tiny, sweet gem.
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.
Gentler and less aesthetically assaultive than 0s & 1s and Catfish, but it's not necessarily any subtler or more enlightening.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Unfortunately, its tale is so slight and simple that it ... fails to say anything particularly poignant about life.
The film would be better if it were gentler. It's broadly written and played, the actors too busy telegraphing their characters' emotions to let us contemplate their faces in peace.