The Safety of Objects

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Released 2001

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Director:
Rose Troche
Released:
2001
Rating:
R

In The Safety of Objects, directed by Rose Troche, four suburban families struggle to connect, and reconnect with one another and with themselves. Esther Gold (Glenn Close) spends her life nursing her comatose son (Joshua Jackson), and through her single-minded devotion alienates the rest of her family. Jim Train (Dermot Mulroney) attempts to reconnect with the family that he fears no longer needs him. Helen Christianson (Mary Kay Place) tries to seduce her husband with an ever-increasing volume of beauty products that he detests, while Annette Jennings (Patricia Clarkson), newly divorced single mother, struggles to raise her children and reconcile herself to the husband who has left her with more than financial insecurity. Over the course of four days, these families help to remind one another that it is the people they know and love --not the objects they own--who provide the only possibility of surviving whatever life may throw at them. In this indie drama from IFC Films, the secret isn?t holding on to what you?ve got--it?s letting go of what you?ve lost.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    With the help of an ensemble that is nearly flawless, she (Troche) assembles the damaged human elements of Ms. Homes's world with patience and precision, and more often than not ch...

  • 80

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    A genuine and tangible fondness and respect for the characters and their eccentricities.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    For all of Troche's skill and talent, The Safety of Objects (a splendid title) nevertheless tries to cover too much territory. In movies, as elsewhere, a little less sometimes can ...

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