More in-depth film festival coverage than any other website!
Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About 

Overall Rating

Awesome: 14.29%
Worth A Look85.71%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 0%

1 review, 1 rating

Latest Reviews

Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast by Jay Seaver

Trumbo (2015) by Jay Seaver

Creed by Peter Sobczynski

Joseph: King of Dreams by Jaycie

Good Dinosaur, The by Jay Seaver

Good Dinosaur, The by alejandroariera

Victor Frankenstein by Jay Seaver

Exhibition (1975) by Charles Tatum

D2: The Mighty Ducks by Jaycie

By the Sea by Jay Seaver

subscribe to this feed

Bodies, Rest & Motion
[] Buy posters from this movie
by Chris Parry

"Eric Stoltz is cool personified, even when he's a minimum wage flunky."
4 stars

This movie always reminds me of why I dig Eric Stoltz. Fast Times at Ridgemont High reminds me of why I dig Phoebe Cates, Jackie Brown gives me my Bridget Fonda fix, but this one and Killing Zoe are vintage Eric Stoltz.

A dysfunctional relationship in small town Arizona is leading two people to a mental collapse. Immature asshole Tim Roth is planning to rip off his employers because they’re sacking him, while attention-starved girlfriend Fonda whiles away her daylight hours wishing for something to stoke her fires again. That something appears on the scene as she prepares to vacate her home after her boyfriend disappears, telling a mutual friend (Cates) that he couldn’t explain why he was going, but that it was just time to go.

Distraught and disheartened, Fonda is surprised by a painter (Stoltz) who walks in and begins painting her home before she’s even had a chance to empty it. A little bit stoner, a little bit philosopher, and very much the incurable romantic, Stoltz sparks something in Fonda that has been long dormant. They talk a lot, they screw a bit, they fall into something for an evening that might not be there when the sun comes up next day…

This is a fun flick. It’s a little bit too talky for its own good at times, and Tim Roth’s character is about as unlikable as any you’ll see, but there’s a total sense of fun about the proceedings that you can see from the expressions of those involved. Phoebe Cates is just a bucket of sunshine from start to finish, Fonda’s on-screen depression is continually interrupted by Stoltz’s witticisms, and even when Roth’s being an absolute bastard, he’s a funny absolute bastard.

Produced by Stoltz and featuring a neat little Peter Fonda cameo, Bodies, Rest and Motion isn’t the kind of movie that many will hunt down, but it’s a movie that deserves a look.

link directly to this review at
originally posted: 12/12/02 15:24:37
[printer] printer-friendly format  

User Comments

8/19/15 Carol Great low-budget indie film with engaging characters & beautiful scenery. 5 stars
Note: Duplicate, 'planted,' or other obviously improper comments
will be deleted at our discretion. So don't bother posting 'em. Thanks!
Your Name:
Your Comments:
Your Location: (state/province/country)
Your Rating:

Discuss this movie in our forum

  09-Apr-1993 (R)


  02-Feb-1994 (MA)

Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About Australia's Largest Movie Review Database.
Privacy Policy | HBS Inc. | |   

All data and site design copyright 1997-2014, HBS Entertainment, Inc.
Search for
reviews features movie title writer/director/cast