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Rebecca Miller (book)
Rebecca Miller (written by)
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Release Date:
28 March 2003 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Kyra Sedgwick ... Delia Shunt

Parker Posey ... Greta Herskowitz

Fairuza Balk ... Paula

John Ventimiglia ... Narrator (voice)

Ron Leibman ... Avram Herskowitz

Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Gelb

David Warshofsky ... Kurt Wurtzle

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Mylert

Tim Guinee ... Lee

Patti D'Arbanville ... Celia

Ben Shenkman ... Max

Joel de la Fuente ... Thavi Matola (as Joel De La Fuente)

Marceline Hugot ... Pam

Brian Tarantina ... Pete Shunt

Seth Gilliam ... Vincent

Josh Philip Weinstein ... Oscar

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Kevin
Mara Hobel ... Fay

David Patrick Kelly ... Peter
Nick Cubbler ... John Wurtzle
Sarah Morf ... Claire Wurtzle
Laura Finelli ... Young Delia

Dean Strange ... The Tall Man
Michi Barall ... Felicia Wong

Tim Hopper ... Mr. Brown
Maria Elena Ramirez ... News Reporter

Christopher Fitzgerald ... Greg
Susan Blommaert ... Mrs. Toron
Angela Trento ... Lola Sanduli
Danielle Tagger ... Marla

Peter Galman ... Man in His 50's
Tony Osso ... Waiter
Monica Paszkiewicz ... Mimi

Quentin Mare ... Darius
Brian Bell ... Playwright
Kaluska Poventud ... Maroushka
Francis Akins ... Jesse
Bill Burns ... Court Steps Reporter
Jennifer Lent ... Young Fay
Lynne Anne Hart ... Mylert's Mother
Eileen Stancage ... Old Woman
Corinne Brownsell ... Dunkin Donuts Cashier
Eleanor Niel ... Girl on Swing
Stephi Licciardi ... Girl on Swing
Samantha Steiner ... Girl on Swing
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Directed by
Rebecca Miller 
 
Writing credits
Rebecca Miller (book "Personal Velocity")

Rebecca Miller (written by)

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Brian Bell .... line producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
Jenny Schweitzer .... line producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Lemore Syvan .... producer
Gary Winick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Rohatyn 
 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
 
Film Editing by
Sabine Hoffmann  (as Sabine Hoffman)
 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
 
Production Design by
Judy Becker 
 
Set Decoration by
Maus Drechsler 
Heather Loeffler 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Abma 
 
Makeup Department
Paul J. Mason .... special makeup effects artist (as Paul Mason)
Sanna Riley .... hair designer
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jake Abraham .... post-production supervisor
Gwen Bialic .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Brillman .... second assistant director
Carrie Fix .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jill Alexander .... property master
Andrew Cesana .... property intern
Nora Killoran .... property assistant
Laura Morton .... art department production assistant
Carl Paolino .... art department
Eric Siegelstein .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Ryan Collison .... foley recordist
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Fondulas .... boom operator
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... sound editor
Giles Khan .... sound mixer
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
Barry London .... sound mixer
Greg Robertson .... assistant location sound
Ira Spiegel .... sound effects editor
Brian Vancho .... foley walker
 
Stunts
Douglas Crosby .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hashim Al-Mashat .... electrician
Stuart Kaufman .... additional electrician
Paul Kaye .... best boy electric
Alison Kelly .... assistant camera
Scott Maher .... additional electrician
John C. Nadeau .... gaffer (as John Nadeau)
Toshiaki Ozawa .... additional camera operator
Toshiaki Ozawa .... additional photographer
Pascal Perich .... still photographer
Martina Radwan .... camera operator
Nico Ruderman .... grip/electric intern
Erin Wile .... still photographer
Ian Vollmer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sherri Kohl Owles .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Rachel Biles .... assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
John M. Davis .... music editor
Alex Steyermark .... executive music producer
 
Other crew
Aaron Brookner .... production assistant
Aram David .... production assistant
Kristen Dubberstein .... location assistant
Lisa Eisenhardt .... production assistant
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Farrah Hersh .... assistant: Lemore Syvan
Jamie E. Hull .... key production assistant
Melissa Marr .... production operations: Blue Magic Pictures
Elias Jeremiah Moor .... assistant location manager
Tony Osso .... location manager
Angelique A. Pesce .... production coordinator
Justin Ritson .... set production assistant
Melissa Rubin .... production assistant
Avigail Schotz .... assistant: Rebecca Miller
Deb Szczepkowski .... production assistant
Mandy Tagger .... production associate
Vanessa Tolino .... production assistant
Hope Walter .... production assistant
Wendy L. York .... script supervisor (as Wendy York)
Scott Challgren .... legal assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Personal Velocity" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for brief violence, some strong sexuality and language
Runtime:
86 min
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Did You Know?

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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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence (2003)See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Better Than the Ordinary Movie Fodder, 13 May 2003
Author: lunterborn (lunterborn@aol.com) from San Antonio



This movie is the story of three woman, told in separate segments. Each of the characters has to some extent engaged in self-delusion as to who they really are as persons and each one finds herself in the midst of a major life crisis. As each character deals with their situation, they begin to find out who they really are as persons and to find a possible path to self liberation, happiness and fulfillment in their lives. Delia(Kyra Sedgwick), is an abused wife and mother, who finds personal liberation by finding the courage to finally leave her abusive husband, and then finds her personal dignity and power by rediscovering her sexuality. Greta(Parker Posey), is a wife and daughter, who has long suffered, first by being caught in the middle in a struggle between her powerful, ambitious father and her weaker, more fragile mother for her love and affection, then later in an act of rebellion against her father, ends up in a loving but passionless marriage in which she has suppressed all her own personal ambitions. An opportunity for success rekindles in her all her own passions and ambition, as she struggles to finally break free from the influence of her parents, to come to terms with her husband and marriage and to be who she really is as a person. Paula(Fairuza Balk) is a young woman, who finds herself pregnant and who after a terrible accident, in a state of shock starts out on a journey to try and escape and make sense of what is happening to her. An encounter with an abused runaway, helps her refocus on her own plight and discover her own ability to care about others besides her self. All the acting in the film is excellent, but Parker Posey as Greta really stands out. This is the first film that makes use of Parker's ability as an actress to convey emotion and internal conflict, without dialog, simply by the expression on her beautiful face, and it is absolutely stunning to watch. She turns Greta, who could have been very unsympathetic, into a character that one can care about. This beautifully written, beautifully acted movie is very intelligent and very complex. One that makes the viewer think deeply. Which in an age of almost total shallowness in the majority of films (all flash, no thought!), a movie that stimulates thought is a true breat of fresh air. There are no tight, neatly wrapped up endings in this movie, you have no way of knowing if the characters have made the right choices in their lives. This makes it tough for audiences and critics to embrace this movie, but if you do look deeply at it, and think about it, you will come to appreciate and love it.

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