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Bodies, Rest & MotionDirector Michael Steinberg's Bodies, Rest & Motion mostly succeeds at being both a screwball comedy and a zeitgeist-defining youth...Bodies, Rest & MotionRomance, DramaRDirector Michael Steinberg's Bodies, Rest & Motion mostly succeeds at being both a screwball comedy and a zeitgeist-defining youth...1994-02-11Phoebe CatesTim RothPhoebe Cates, Tim RothFine Line Features
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Bodies, Rest & Motion

Genre: Romance, Drama; Starring: Bridget Fonda, Eric Stoltz, Phoebe Cates, Tim Roth; Director: Michael Steinberg; Author: Roger Hedden; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Fine Line Features

Director Michael Steinberg’s Bodies, Rest & Motion mostly succeeds at being both a screwball comedy and a zeitgeist-defining youth culture flick. Unfortunately for this deluxe laserdisc edition, Steinberg, screenwriter Roger Hedden, and actor-coproducer Eric Stoltz won’t let the movie’s quirkiness speak for itself. As much as one admires the stunning wide-screen transfer and spectacular stereo here, the trio’s second audio-track commentary is so full of guff like ”This is about human beings in desperate need” that most human beings listening would need (pace Oscar Wilde) a heart of stone not to laugh. Bodies, Rest & Motion is an interesting movie; as a laserdisc, however, it seems to support the observation that too many of today’s young auteurs have gone from film school to moviemaking without ever having passed through life. B-

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