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1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Fugitives from the American Dream, 10 year old Phillip and his mom live the outlaw life on the road. The precocious Phillip has no need for school: the neon glow of motel signs is light enough by which to read his textbooks on biology and physics -- two subjects about which his Mom teaches him a thing or two, as she seduces men out of their credit cards to fuel their crazy flight. Mom begins to feel the gravitational pull of home life and the need to settle down.

Cast: Eric Lloyd , Deborah Kara Unger , Terry Kinney , Jamey Sheridan , James Berland , Paz De La Huerta , June Stein , Bruce MacVitte

Director: Bette Gordon

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Artistic License, Fox Lorber

Luminous Motion (1998)

Release Date: August 14th, 1998|1 hr. 34 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    An ambitious film that sticks with you long after you have left the theater -- because of both what it achieves and what it does not. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Fine acting and creative directing lend three-dimensional life to this absorbing story, which blends dreamlike elements with sharply etched drama and touches of pure cinematic ingenuity. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    Never regains its raw power once the sultry Unger retreats from the front seat of her Chevy to the privacy of her suburban bedroom. show more

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