Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

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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.
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By: Michael Steinberg
Written By: Roger Hedden
In Theaters: wide
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Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Tim Roth
as Nick
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
Marva Hicks
as Singer
Mindy Stein
as Singer
Kiki Ebsen
as Singer
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Critic Reviews for Bodies, Rest & Motion

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (10)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Uncompelling but moderately engaging.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008
Variety
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 23, 2006
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.

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

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Bodies, Rest & Motion

½

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

Brilliant - follow the concept of Newton's premise, "A body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external source." Tim Roth's announcement at the top of the movie that he is moving sets into motion a chain of events, and each person's reactions and motivations spur on further motion. Truly brilliant and deep. Can't recommend this little film enough.

daisy vee
daisy vee
½

Good indie film.

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