Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend's pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek, she fears she is more interested in ultrasound technology than in ...
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Fay Ann Lee
Sarah Sparks is pregnant and feeling wholly ambivalent, despite her boyfriend's pure enthusiasm. A committed tech-geek, she fears she is more interested in ultrasound technology than in what's being ultra-sounded. When her sister lures her to L.A. for what ends up being a terrorizing baby shower, Sarah keeps her rental van and hits the road in search of the source of her anxiety: her estranged mother, now living off the grid. SMALL, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING PARTS takes a comic and poignant look at one woman's coming-of-parenthood in the age of technology. Written by
I'm getting very tired of these types of independent films, these
pointless, dull, self-indulgent movies created by vapid, corny
filmmakers who have NOTHING interesting to say and NOTHING to add to
the world of film. An independent movie should have an opinion, it
should have a valuable and interesting perspective. Better independent
films have humor, usually quirky, and they dare to tell the rarely told
tale. And they tell it well. They speak of taboo or unusual subjects in
an interesting way. They shouldn't exploit topics just to seem
interesting or valuable. Again, the good ones, I mean.
However indie films like this one are self-indulgent, boring and pretty
universally corny. What we were supposed to be interested in? The fact
that the baby's father was a Black man? That could have been an
interesting factor had the character of the Black man been INTERESTING.
Instead he was just a regular guy, highly interested in the wellbeing
of his pregnant girlfriend and future child. It's nice to see that
finally reflected in film, but it still didn't save this boringly told
From the beginning to the end, I found it very difficult to care about
the main character. Initially they gave her the characteristic of being
a techie. They showed her being interested in the inner workings of
pieces of technology. She took an old clock apart in the first six
minutes of the movie and seemed highly enamored of what she found. And
then, it evaporated. There was no more mention of it. The movie became
a story that was exclusively about a boring pregnant girl from New York
(of course) who is looking for her estranged mother. Oh, and she has a
cellphone. And oh yeah, she talks on it a lot.
I kept trying to be concerned about the main character. I kept looking
for a real reason to give a darn about whether or not she found her
mother. In the end when she did find her mother, her estranged mother
was ALSO boring. The mother was just an old fruitcake who had nothing
interesting to say. Nor did she leave us with any compelling words of
wisdom. She didn't even LOOK interesting. Which I'm sure someone would
say was the point. After the entire search, everything comes up as
"ZERO." Well, I've got news for you. This movie was ZERO from the
Odd camera angles (and useless footage that does not forward the story
nor add to a film) does not an indie film make. It makes your film
dull. The actress who played the main character HAS to be the director
of this film because she kept her face in the camera the whole time.
The camera only barely moved away from her face for mere moments. Then
it came right back dead center to her face. Yes honey, you're sort of a
cute girl and we all appreciate that your teeth are nice and white, but
you didn't need to make this long, pitiful movie to prove it.
This movie is such a "pass."
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