Claire in Motion (2017)


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Three weeks after Claire's husband has mysteriously disappeared, the police have ended their investigation and her son is beginning to grieve. The only person who hasn't given up is Claire. Soon she discovers his troubling secrets, including an alluring yet manipulative graduate student with whom he had formed a close bond. As she digs deeper, Claire begins to lose her grip on how well she truly knew her husband and questions her own identity in the process. Claire in Motion twists the missing person thriller into an emotional take on uncertainty and loss.

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Christopher Johnson
as Singing Men of Ohio
Grant Johnson
as Singing Men of Ohio
Merri Biechler
as Department Secretary
Jared Davis
as Graduate Student
Kim Taylor
as Singer
Shelley Delaney
as Skydiving Instructor
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

With their second success, Howell & Robinson continue to treat mainstream log-lines with unique emotional and intellectual tenderness, offering a fresh take on our inherent need for closure.

Jan 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Robinson and Howell know how to create an atmosphere of expectation; they succeed in outlining an elliptical and murky story and establishing a sense of vague unease. Perhaps their next film will give us more to go on.

Jan 13, 2017 | Full Review…
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Brandt impressively limns a character whose intelligence and complexity are always evident, along with a sometimes dislikable brittleness.

Jan 13, 2017 | Full Review…
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Ms. Robinson and Ms. Howell have kitted out their movie handsomely, but there's not enough story here or enough anything else, namely a persuasive psychological portrait of Claire, to make up for that lack.

Jan 12, 2017 | Full Review…

In a mostly severe mode, Brandt carries the film well. But there's only so much she can do with the open-ended, underwritten script.

Jan 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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[A] somber and quietly affecting psychological mystery ...

Jan 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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