6.6/10
3,806
42 user 58 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fierce People (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

Director: Griffin Dunne
Stars: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two families are brought together by the return of one family's son -- a reunion that conjures up old ghosts and issues that must be addressed.

Director: Mary Stuart Masterson
Stars: Elizabeth Ashley, Jayce Bartok, Bruce Dern
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.

Director: Udayan Prasad
Stars: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart
Cutlass (2007)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Robin's daughter Lacy wants to buy an expensive guitar, Robin reminisces about the days when she was a teenager, asking her dad for her first car, an Olds Cutlass Supreme.

Director: Kate Hudson
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart
Undertow (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a ... See full summary »

Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father.

Director: Bart Freundlich
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Sam Robards, Jennifer Beals
Speak (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.

Director: Jessica Sharzer
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Perkins, Dick Hagerman
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.

Director: Jake Scott
Stars: James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A sleazy writer has a chance to redeem himself when he goes to stay with his grandmother and befriends the neighbors.

Director: Jon Kasdan
Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The official video for Marcus Foster's single "I Was Broken" starring Kristen Stewart.

Director: Elias Hope
Stars: Marcus Foster, Kristen Stewart
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The official music video page for Jenny Lewis' "Just One Of The Guys".

Director: Jenny Lewis
Stars: Jenny Lewis, Tennessee Thomas, Anne Hathaway
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jim Train
...
Julie Gold
...
Annette Jennings
...
Paul Gold
...
Susan Train
...
Howard Gold
...
Randy
...
Helen Christianson
...
...
Jake Train
...
Sally Christianson
...
Bruce Jennings
...
Karen (as Stephanie Mills)
Angela Vint ...
Tina
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

15 August 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La seguridad de los objetos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$319,125 (USA) (20 June 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Timothy Olyphant's character Randy kidnaps a boy named Erol. In the movie adaptation they change the sex of Enrol and provide her with an ambiguous name (Sam, could be from Samuel or from Samantha) and ambiguous appearance (Sam wears boyish clothes most of the time. 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

Randy: When you start collecting things, you start thinking you care about stuff. And when they're gone; when they break or someone steals them, you feel like a part of you is gone, too. When you have things and suddenly you don't, it feels like you disappeared. Nothing should make you feel that way... Except when you lose a person
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Fake
Written by Barb Morrison, Doug Steinberg and Paul Gil
Performed by Itchy Trigger Finger
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I Loved This Film
30 September 2003 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

I saw The Safety Of Objects at a cinema club in San Francisco in 2002. It was then released for one week at theaters, but I was not able to see it again. I am anxiously awaiting its DVD release in October.

I absolutely loved this film. I liked the tone, the pacing, and of course, the actors. The film had just the right mix of comedy and drama, and I enjoyed every minute of it.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?