Bodies, Rest & Motion

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Average Rating: 3/5

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The dusty desert town of Enfield, Arizona is the setting for this curious comedy-drama. The film concentrates on four friends in their twenties: Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, and Eric Stoltz. They've got nothing to do and a whole town to do it in.


Alicia Witt
as Elizabeth
Sandra Lafferty
as Yard Sale Lady
Sidney Dawson
as TV Customer
Jon Proudstar
as Station Attendant
Kezbah Weidner
as Dineh Woman
Peter Fonda
as Motorcycle Rider
Rick Wheeler
as Elizabeth's Grandfather
Warren Burton
as Radio Preacher
Rich Wheeler
as Elizabeth's Grandfather
Scott Frederick
as TV Store Kid
Sandra Ellis Lafferty
as Yard Sale Lady
Kiki Ebsen
as Singer
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Critic Reviews for Bodies, Rest & Motion

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (10)

Uncompelling but moderately engaging.

Feb 4, 2008 | Full Review…
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.

Feb 4, 2008 | Full Review…

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

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

The other actors share an easy, appealing rapport and a flair for dry understatement, which is the film's prevailing tone.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

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

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Every generation spends a while in the navel observatory before learning that it's a shallow, lint-clogged pursuit.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bodies, Rest & Motion


Bodies, Rest, and Motion is a nicely imperfect little film. It has these sensual, emotional, mistaken, and serious qualities that are quintessential 90s. Recommended to anyone who is in the mood for an indie drama.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

Super Reviewer


Good indie film.

Chosen 718
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.
Ashton R.

Super Reviewer

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