Based on Rebecca Miller's acclaimed book of short stories, "Personal Velocity" tells three tales of women who have reached a turning point in their lives.
Kyra Sedgwick is Delia, a spirited working-class woman from small town New York who leaves her husband and sets out on a journey to reclaim the power that she has lost.
Parker Posey is Greta, a cookbook editor who is "rotten with ambition" and struggling (not too hard) with issues of fidelity to her kind, but unexciting husband.
Fairuza Balk is Paula, a troubled young woman who takes off on a journey with a young hitchhiker after a strange, fateful encounter on a New York street.
As each of the three stories unfold, the film follows its characters as circumstances force them into an awakening of their inner selves and an emergence on their own life's paths.
Of course it has Parker Posey. There's a Federal mandate involving independent films and Parker Posey.
Seriously it is a very good film, and I can't recommend it strongly enough.
And I'd rather like to not ever see the first segment, with Kyra Sedgwick, ever again.
Not because it's bad. Because it's that good, and that powerful.
And that's just my opinion.
It's possible to disagree without being disagreeable, I hear.
Could tie this in to Dru's discussion of the 'C' word, but I'm just not feeling up to it. Erm. Sorry. Imagine there's a transitional sentence here or something.
I don't think it applies to Kyra Sedgwick's character either, if you're wondering.
I'm also throwing no rotten tomatoes at Personal Velocity. Maybe because Parker Posey plays a character that seems so familiar to me or because Kyra Sedgewick's Delia feels like such an honest, raw, real person or maybe just because it's a short film that feels important and powerful like good short stories are supposed to feel. I don't know. I just absolutely loved these stories. And Fairuza Balk is, per usual, so choice in a crazy goth way.
The man don't listen to me, so could someone else warn him off the crazy goth girls?
I mean, crazy alone is cool. Goth, always good. But that unique combination can only lead to tears.
Lots and lots of blood.