|Personal Velocity: Three Portraits|
|Directed by||Rebecca Miller|
|Produced by||Alexis Alexanian|
|Written by||Rebecca Miller|
|Music by||Michael Rohatyn|
|Edited by||Sabine Hoffmann|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|January 12, 2002(Sundance) |
November 22, 2002
Personal Velocity: Three Portraits is a 2002 American independent film written and directed by Rebecca Miller.
Personal Velocity is a tale of three women who have reached a turning point in their lives. Delia is a spirited, working-class woman from a small town in New York state who leaves her abusive husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power she has lost. Greta is a sharp, spunky editor who is rotten with ambition. To spite the hated unfaithful ways of her father, she has settled into a complacent relationship and is struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind but unexciting husband. Finally Paula, who ran away from home and got pregnant, is now in a relationship she doesn't want. She's a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street.
- Kyra Sedgwick as Delia Shunt
- Parker Posey as Greta Herskowitz
- Fairuza Balk as Paula
- John Ventimiglia as Narrator
- Ron Leibman as Avram Herskovitz
- Wallace Shawn as Mr. Gelb
- David Warshofsky as Kurt Wurtzle
- Leo Fitzpatrick as Mylert
- Tim Guinee as Lee
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 69% based on 103 reviews, and an average rating of 6.5/10. The website's critical consensus states that the film is an "uneven, but a keenly observed and well-acted film about three women's lives." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Personal Velocity won the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film and the Cinematography Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
- Personal Velocity: Three Portraits website
- Personal Velocity: Three Portraits at AllMovie
- Personal Velocity: Three Portraits on IMDb
| Sundance Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic
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