The Safety of Objects 2001

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 (Gl…
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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

Member Reviews

  • Interesting film really enjoyed it. Didn't expect to see Kristen Stewart as a pre teen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I enjoyed this movie. Compelling and you have to keep watching as the lives of these people unravel in front of you.

  • Dont miss this one..

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