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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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Susan Train
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Howard Gold
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Randy
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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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What do you hold on to when your world turns upside down? See more »

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La seguridad de los objetos  »

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

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$319,125 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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Kristen Stewart's film debut. See more »

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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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Book is better but...
7 March 2003 | by (Honolulu, HI) – See all my reviews

Although not as powerful as the (actually unrelated) short stories in the book, Rose Troche has adapted A.M Homes admirably to the big screen... which I was positive couldn't be done. The excellent performances of the entire cast are what hold some of the more thin connections together and although I was personally disappointed by some of the changes Troche made, I understand the necessity to a cohesive narrative. Had I not read the book, I think I would have enjoyed the movie more so I highly recommend viewers and readers who crave great stories about dysfunctional suburbia to check out any and all of my favorite female authors work... beginning with The Safety Of Objects and The End Of Alice.


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