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The Safety of Objects (2001)

Cast: Glenn Close, Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, more...
Director: Rose Troche, Rose Troche
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Drama, Independent
Running Time: 120 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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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

GreenCine Member Reviews

Safety of Objects by ayashin June 18, 2004 - 6:03 PM PDT
2 out of 5 members found this review helpful
One of the scariest movies I've seen in a long time.
As the parent of 2 adult daughers, as well as, an 8 year old girl I felt my stomach churn as I watched all of the lives in the film spinning out of control.
Yet I felt the director viewed her characters with a great sympathy and compassion that gave hope that they would grow beyond their present harrowing circumstances.

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