• Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits

Release Date: November 22nd, 2002

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Based on Rebecca Miller's recently published book of short stories, "Personal Velocity" tells three tales of women as they escape their current situations. Segmented into three parts, Greta (Parker Posey), Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) and Paula (Fairuza Balk) have one thing in common, each struggle to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Cast: John Ventimiglia, Kyra Sedgwick, David Warshofsky, Brian Tarantina, Mara Hobel, Leo Fitzpatrick, Parker Posey, Tim Guinee

Director: Rebecca Miller

Genres: Drama

Production Co: IFC Productions

Distributors: IFC Films, United Artists

Keywords: Transformation, Engaging, 2000s, Mother, House, Marriage, Relationships, Gripping, Escape, Office, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The actors are gifted at establishing character with just a few well-chosen strokes (as a short story writer must also be able to do). We learn as much about each of these women in half an hour as we learn about most movie characters in two hours. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Miller shows terrific talent as a director with a sharp eye for images, a keen ear for dialogue, and a refreshing willingness to take storytelling risks. show more

  • 75
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    Succinct yet detailed storytelling, evocative cinematography (by Ellen Kuras) and arresting central performances add up to a trio of engaging character portraits. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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