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The Safety of Objects (2001)

R | | Drama | 15 August 2003 (UK)
A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a ... See full summary »

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Jim Train
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Julie Gold
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Annette Jennings
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Paul Gold
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Susan Train
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Howard Gold
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Randy
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Helen Christianson
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Jake Train
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Sally Christianson
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Bruce Jennings
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Karen (as Stephanie Mills)
Angela Vint ...
Tina
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A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a tailspin when he's passed over for a promotion; Annette Jennings' family is struggling in the wake of her divorce; Helen Christianson is determined to shake up her mundane life. Written by Anonymous

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A powerful story intertwining the lives of four neighboring families as they struggle to understand each other and, ultimately, themselves. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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La seguridad de los objetos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$86,250 (USA) (7 March 2003)

Gross:

$319,125 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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Trivia

Kristen Stewart's film debut. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits when the families are being listed, the Jennings family is listed as "The Jennings." The correct plural is "The Jenningses." See more »

Quotes

Esther Gold: If you are ever in a praying situation with Him: Be Specific! Include certain clauses. It's not enough to assume that if a person lives they'll be okay... Cause God has a wicked sense of humor. And even though he knows you mean more, he'll only give you exactly what you ask for.
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Spoofs Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997) See more »

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Paul's Song (with Julie)
Performed by Bullet and Jessica Campbell
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astounding!
19 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this film for the first time today, and i can't believe, that I missed this the first time around. It was truly a well acted, and controversial motion picture, much in the tradition of CRASH. The four families whose lives are impacted by a series of events, tell the story. Glenn Close, and Dermott Mulrooney are basically the top names in this movie, but the rest of the cast carries it superbly. How this film did not receive rave notices for both it's direction and screenplay is something that i can not explain. This is a motion picture that will draw you in from the first scene. It is certainly one worth watching over and over again, and I will be looking to purchase my own copy.


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