Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

Directed by Annie J. Howell, Lisa Robinson
Film Movement
2011
73 Minutes
USA
English
Comedy
Not Rated
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Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend's pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek, she fears she is more interested in ultrasound technology than in what's being ultra-sounded. When her sister lures her to L.A. for what ends up being a terrorizing baby shower, Sarah keeps her rental van and hits the road in search of the source of her anxiety: her estranged mother, now living off the grid. SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS takes a comic and poignant look at one woman's coming-of-parenthood in the age of technology.

DVD Features

Bonus short: Head Stand, directed by Lisa Robinson\nBonus short: The Failure of Pamela Salt, directed by Annie J. Howell

Sound: Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Anna Margaret Hollyman, who plays Sarah, has the charm of Sandra Bullock or Greta Gerwig."
    Roger Ebert
  • Highest Rating
    "Unmistakably human in its warmth...an indie road movie that runs like clockwork!"
    Stephen Saito, IFC
  • Highest Rating
    "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is quietly charming as it probes our modern anxieties about our increasing dependence on tech and whether its presence in our lives deadens us to other humans."
    Erica Lies, Bitch Media
  • Highest Rating
    "Fine performances by well-chosen players."
    Joe Leydon, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Director/writers Annie Howell and Lisa Robinson have a light touch and a remarkably winning lead actor."
    Tyler Foster, DVD Talk

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