Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • 5.5  (323)
  • 48

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is a 2011 independent film directed by Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson. The movie stars Anna Margaret Hollyman, Rhasaan Oyasaba Manning, and Josephine Clausen in lead roles. The film tells the story of Sarah Sparks (played by Anna Margaret Hollyman), a technology-obsessed woman living in Brooklyn who discovers she is pregnant and sets out on a road trip to reconnect with her estranged mother and prepare for the birth of her child.

The movie starts with Sarah, a young woman who is obsessed with technology and the latest gadgets, discovering she is pregnant. Though she and her boyfriend Leon (Rhasaan Oyasaba Manning) are both excited at the news, Sarah starts to feel increasingly disconnected from the world of technology she once loved. Her job as a tech journalist only adds to the feeling of being surrounded by devices and machines that she can't connect with in the way she used to. On a whim, she decides to visit her estranged mother in rural Texas to reconnect with her roots and gain some perspective on her new life as a mother.

The road trip is not without its challenges, however. Sarah finds herself struggling with morning sickness, missing the comforts of her New York apartment, and feeling increasingly alienated from the world around her. When she arrives at her mother’s house, she finds a world unlike anything she has ever experienced before. Her mother lives off the grid, in a house full of quirky inventions and handmade crafts, and Sarah finds herself feeling both comforted and out of place in this new environment.

As she spends time with her mother, Sarah begins to come to terms with her fears about becoming a mother herself. She learns about her mother's past struggles with infertility, and how she overcame them with the help of a medical breakthrough. Sarah also reconnects with her childhood friend, Mindy (Josephine Clausen), who lives nearby with her young daughter. Mindy helps Sarah to see the beauty in the small, seemingly insignificant moments that make up life as a mother.

Throughout the film, Sarah's relationship with technology is contrasted with her growing appreciation for the natural world around her. She finds that she is no longer content with being surrounded by machines and gadgets, and instead seeks out ways to connect with the world on a more human level. This journey culminates in the birth of her child, a beautiful, joyous moment that brings together all the different threads of the film's narrative.

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is a quiet, introspective film that explores motherhood, family, and our relationships with technology. Its low-key style and naturalistic performances make it feel like a slice of life, with moments of humor and pathos that ring true to life. The film's themes of connection and disconnection are especially resonant in today's world, where technology can be both a blessing and a curse. By the end of the film, Sarah has come to appreciate the small, beautifully moving parts that make up life, and her journey is both touching and inspiring.

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 13 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 48.

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    5.5  (323)
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