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The Safety of Objects (2001)

R | | Drama | 15 August 2003 (UK)
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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 ... 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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15 August 2003 (UK)  »

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La seguridad de los objetos  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Esther Gold: How did I get here? Somewhere along the way, things have gotten out of hand. I don't know how. I tried to do things right, but... maybe that's the problem. Maybe there is no right or wrong. We're ruled by chaos. That would make more sense. That there are no rewards, no punishments. Life isn't a series of results of things done right or wrong. It's all just random. Those are the rules. There are no rules.
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Spoofs Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997) See more »

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Paul's Song
Written by Michael Cavadias, Charles Nieland and Barb Morrison
Performed by Bullet
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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.


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