- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: IN CONVERSATION: REBECCA MILLER AND CAST
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary: Rebecca Miller - Director/Screenwriter
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 11/22/2002
"...Ellen Kuras's cinematography possesses delicacy and freshness....Even when the movie is over, the psychological physics of PERSONAL VELOCITY will remain in your head..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/29/2002
"...Kyra Sedgwick has finally found the perfect role for her hard, squinty beauty....[Posey] comes through with the richest performance of her career..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/27/2002
"Rebecca Miller's PERSONAL VELOCITY sneaks up on you..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2003
"...Miller hurls us into Greta's privileged Manhattan world with a light touch....A particularly fizzed-up Parker Posey as Greta is crucial to the effect..."
Three very different women confront life-changing decisions in this film derived from Rebecca Miller's book of short stories. Each woman has reached a turning point in her life. Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) finally takes a stand and leaves her abusive husband, but still has to find a way to regain her power and life; Greta (Parker Posey) achieves more professional success than she ever imagined, but has fidelity issues when it comes to her marriage and her lovable but dull husband; and, on the heels of a tragic accident, Paula (Fairuza Balk) has to contend with an unplanned pregnancy and the status of her personal relationships. Shot in digital video, the film is peppered with various effects and editing that achieve an intimate look and feel. Sedgwick is exceptional and wholly believable as gritty, tough-as-nails Delia. Both Posey and Balk are well cast as their respective characters, with Poseys vignette infusing some humor into the trilogy despite its serious overtones, and Balk bringing an indepth sensitivity to Paula. The film also stars David Warshofsky, Tim Guinee, Rob Leibman, and Wallace Shawn and is narrated by John Ventimiglia. PERSONAL VELOCITY is written and directed by Rebecca Miller, daughter of famed playwright Arthur Miller.
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