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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OKBy jacquie2005 from Midlothian , 22 Oct 2005Didn't really know what to expect from this film but read some of the reviews which were quite good. The film was OK but a bit depressing and odd at times.
The safety of objectsBy a customer from Wales , 20 Sep 2005Dire, self-indulgent American twaddle, what on earth was Glenn Close doing?!
excellent filmBy a customer from Swindon , 22 May 2005although it started off a little slow this was an excellent film which is well worth watching. A little on the lines of American Beauty, well acted - differtent from the average.
tediousBy grahamfilms from Bucks , 20 May 2005Never made it to the last 20 minutes that another reviewer found so amazing.
But the opening and the sound track - especially the band teen guitar that's central to the whole tragedy - is awful. I.E. Not to my taste at all.
Perhaps the idea is that we're supposed to work with the film-maker and reconstruct the story lines. Obviously they knew it was going to be a tall order: they tried to tell us who people were in a trumpton model near the start. So why not just give us a straight narrative to start with?
Confused? You will be.By a customer from Yorkshire , 18 May 2005Glen Close must have doing a favour for a friend.