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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A SlogBy a customer from Surrey , 29 Jul 2009Admire Glenn Close very much, the reason for the rent of this DVD. However, I must have a trash film streak in me because I could'nt get to grips with this and despite sticking to the end I was unmoved and unimpressed unlike almost all the other reviewers. Maybe I saw a different film!
The Safety Of ObjectsBy a customer from Falkirk , 27 Feb 2009ok movie! nothing special
Interesting ...By a customer from Upton Upon Severn , 21 Dec 2008... a good movie, great acting and an interesting take on life and how people deal with it. It's not too deep and not too disturbing. It's not too interesting but worth a watch! ;o)
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Although I read (and enjoyed) the book years ago, my reason for watching this film was the curiosity of seeing Rose Troche's direction - I've been a fan of her work with Go Fish and, more recently, The L Word. And I was very impressed - well scripted, well acted and excellently directed. Even the opening credits hooked me!
A tragic tale interwoven with humour, this film is a must-see.
Terrible!By markcoflaherty (3 reviews) from Stoke Newington , 27 Apr 2008To take such a wonderful, lush, grotesque and dark collection of short stories, throw them in a blender, throw the result at the wall and see what sticks is criminal... There's a nice idea here somewhere but it was clearly poisoned in early production.
This is cinematic dumbing down of the worst order, made more offensive by Glenn Close turning in an amazing performance that's utterly wasted.
Character motivation is not so much surrendered as bludgeoned into mental retardation by melding characters from the original source material that are, in fact, polar opposites (the middle class, driven pot plant urinating worker ant and the down at heel sociopathic bullet catcher) - dramatically nothing makes sense. Some of the most wonderful observations from the book disappear or are glossed over: The homosexual crisis moment of the Barbie/Ken story appears in a split second and is nothing but a homage to the book. The twisted, hilarious, paedo-kidnap story is neutered with the most bizarre clause - not only is the kidnapper no longer sexually motivated, but the kidnapee is a girl who looks like a boy.
The weaving together of plot lines at the end is worthy of Dynasty-Dallas at its worst.
That the likes of talented indie champions such as Christine Vachon and Rose Troche have handled A.M Homes book in such a terribly fumbling manner is depressing.
This film has no balls and no point, and comparisons to Altman are an insult to the late director.