The Safety of Objects (2001)

The Safety of Objects
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Director: Rose Troche
Actors: Dermot Mulroney, Glenn Close, Joshua Jackson, Kristen Stewart, Mary Kay Place, Moira Kelly, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Klein, Timothy Olyphant, Jessica Campbell

Following up on her 1998 opus Bedrooms and Hallways, Rose Troche directs this ensemble film about suburbia and its discontents. Once an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Paul Gold (Joshua Jackson) now lies in a coma, attentively nursed by his mother Esther (Glenn Close), who dotes on her son to the exclusion of her husband and her daughter Julie (Jessica Campbell). Meanwhile, Jim Train (Dermot Mulroney) is a workaholic lawyer who is closer to his tortes than to his spouse Susan (Moira Kelly). Their son Jake has taken a morbid fascination with his sister's foot-high girl doll. At the same time, Paul's former lover Annette Jennings (Patricia Clarkson) is trying to pull her life and her family back together after a particularly brutal divorce. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

Status: Normal
Run time: 121mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 2.0 English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Member Reviews (14)

Lucy C.
Interesting film really enjoyed it. Didn't expect to see Kristen Stewart as a pre teen.
Posted Tuesday, 22 December 2009 See my other reviews
I only watched this because it had a young Kristen Stewart (from Twilight) in it. For the better part of the movie, I thought her character was a boy! This is kind of like 'Love Actually' in the sense that several characters and their stories are inter-twined. I didn't like it as much as Love Actually, I found this was a bit slow and didn't really get the point.
Posted Tuesday, 22 December 2009 See my other reviews
Barbara C.
We found this movie very disjointed - it had some understandable bits amongst the so so acting. Perhaps we weren't in the right mood for it.
Posted Friday, 5 September 2008 See my other reviews
Michael G.
I enjoyed this movie. Compelling and you have to keep watching as the lives of these people unravel in front of you.
Posted Thursday, 25 October 2007 See my other reviews
Nathan C.
Dont miss this one..
Posted Friday, 28 September 2007 See my other reviews
Rosie W.
Okay but not the best movie I have ever seen.
Posted Monday, 7 May 2007 See my other reviews
Maxwell B.
Posted Tuesday, 18 July 2006 See my other reviews
Nigel R.
Posted Saturday, 17 September 2005 See my other reviews
Audrey Cowper
A difficult movie to 'get into' for the first half. It comes heartwrenchingly together before the end. Worth sticking with it.
Posted Thursday, 21 October 2004 See my other reviews
Kui-Kwong Shum
Posted Tuesday, 12 October 2004 See my other reviews
Locke Sonia
Posted Thursday, 7 October 2004 See my other reviews
Vivek Krishan
Posted Monday, 13 September 2004 See my other reviews
Kristin Plumridge
Posted Monday, 13 September 2004 See my other reviews
Joshua Freedman
It would have been better to watch this movie with my eyes shut!
Posted Thursday, 9 September 2004 See my other reviews
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