Ty Burr
December 17, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

Bodies, Rest & Motion

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Bridget Fonda, Eric Stoltz, Phoebe Cates, Tim Roth
director
Michael Steinberg
distributor
Fine Line Features
author
Roger Hedden
genre
Romance, Drama
We gave it a C-

Aping sex, lies, and videotape right down to the title, Bodies, Rest & Motion gives us another bunch of anomic twentysomethings trying to figure out whom to sleep with and what to do with their lives. A top-flight cast — which also features Phoebe Cates and Tim Roth as the de rigueur Rat With Women — can’t do a thing with the awful script, and while director Michael Steinberg has an eye for the unusual shot, those pesky characters keep getting in his way. Michael Convertino’s oddball score is another plus — but there are just too many minuses here. Maybe you were this boring when you were this age, but I bet you didn’t make a movie about it. B-

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