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Personal Velocity (2002)

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (original title)
Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

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Delia Shunt
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Greta Herskowitz
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Avram Herskowitz
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Mr. Gelb
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Kurt Wurtzle
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Mylert
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Lee
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Celia
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Max
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Thavi Matola (as Joel De La Fuente)
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Pam
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Pete Shunt
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Vincent
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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 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 infidel 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. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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20 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)

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$29,943 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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$765,540 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Greta Herskowitz: How could he still love me? If he does, it's because he doesn't know me. I'm rotten with ambition, a lusty little troll, the kind of demon you'd find at the bottom floor of hell pulling fingernails off the loansharks.
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Triple torture
19 May 2010 | by (Old London, New England) – See all my reviews

Writer/director Rebecca Miller only has one story to tell, and she tells it again and again with robotic dullness. Her default martyr-complex narrative depicts a woman whose potential is being suffocated by society or a constricting relationship. The idea might have possibilities if Miller had the wit to tell her stories in an original way, but unfortunately she has no clue how to use the medium of film. Each portrait of 'Personal Velocity' follows the same blueprint: a male voice-over drones condescendingly about the heroine's predicament until she escapes from her cage and ventures into the outside world. There's no sense that Miller's irritating protagonists have learned much from experience, and their behavior suggests they will probably repeat their previous mistakes. The segments of this trilogy last only about thirty minutes, but the main characters are one-dimensional ciphers, and long before the end of each episode, the watching experience has become excruciating tedium.


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