The Safety Of Objects details
|Starring:||Patricia Clarkson, Glenn Close, Ma, Jessica Campbell, Timothy Olyphant, Joshua Jackson, Moira Kelly, Dermot Mulroney, Robert Klein, Alex House|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
The Safety Of Objects
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Feb 2004|
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The new Ice storm or American Beauty?By mouser from greenwich , 28 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A powerful story intertwining the lives of four neighboring families as they struggle to understand each other and, ultimately, themselves.
Maybe everyone's not OK. Maybe everyone is as crazy as I am. Maybe that person walking their dog is imagining what it would be like to leap into the air, crash through a nearby upstairs window and spin around so fast that everything in the room turns to butter. Maybe they imbue inanimate objects with soul and voice. Maybe they don't want to throw away their old socks for fear of hurting their feelings.
If The Ice Storm, American Beauty, and The Safety of Objects are any indication, all is not well in the American psyche. These films tell the story of otherwise unremarkable suburban American lives that, just below the surface, border on the bizarre. The Safety of Objects is he most recent in this growing genre of well made explorations of madness in the mainstream.
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Boring To WatchBy a customer , 03 Jan 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFound this film very hard to follow. Particular when the flash blacks kept occuring and would get more confused at times. The families and characters again were interlinked but it took quite a while to get there. Boring movie.
Difficult to follow....By Thegaycritic (125 reviews) , 25 Nov 2012but worth persevering. It wasn't always clear when it was going into flashback, and I'm not that great on picking up on those!! But it all pulled together in the end.
Suburban TragedyBy a customer , 16 Jul 2012Top film about guilt, families, communication (and it's lack), jealousy, sex, love, disability and death. Phew.
A slow build up that quickly drew me in and kept me spell bound.
It reminds me of The Brick in that the story builds up like a jigsaw with the characters having their own parts/view points. Rather Shakespearean as I think on't but based on the book by A M Homes (which I haven't yet read)
Have watched it twice and will definitely go back to it
Engaging film indeed and thought provoking...By SiSlayRD500 (165 reviews) from Solihull , 11 Jan 2012A brief review really just saying that I think that this IS a good film.
It is a harder watch if you don't like slower, slightly convoluted films, but I found it feasible, engagiing and thought provoking.
It is well filmed (great colours / looks great) and overall the characters are plausible and well acted; it comes together nicely as it goes on, especially as the ending closes in.
It's far from a 'happy' film as such, but as already said is engaging and I'd recommend giving it a watch.
The Safety of ObjectsBy CarolineC (18 reviews) from Gidea Park , 17 Aug 2010I was a little puzzled at first to what this film actually was about, or if it had any direction at all. It turned out to be a great little movie, that I would highly recommend. Fantastic cast with some stella performances. Glen Close was a stand out.