The Safety of Objects

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rose Troche
Production: IFC Films
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.6
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
50%
R
Year:
2001
121 min
$86,250
Website
56 Views


YOU KNOW, I MAY NOT HAVE

TIME TODAY.

ACTUALLY,

I'LL GIVE THEM A CALL,

'CAUSE THEY MELTED

TWO OF THE BUTTONS

ON YOUR FAVORITE SHIRT.

OHH.

YOU WANT A RIDE:

TO THE STATION?

OH. NO.

IT'S WAY TOO NICE

OUTSIDE.

LOOK AT IT.

THAT'S

THINKING WEATHER.

WILL YOU MAKE I HOME FOR DINNER?

WILL YOU MAKE I HOME FOR DINNER?

OH, TONIGHT.

I DON'T KNOW.

I GOT THE, UH,

BALNER CASE:

AND THE MESSLER:

THING.

CAN YOU GIVE ME:

SOME ODDS?

I'D SAY ABOUT 70-30.

MMM.

ALL RIGHT, THEN.

YOUR DINNER WILL BE

THE LEATHERY THING

IN THE MICROWAVE.

[KIDS SHOUTING]

UH, HEY, SUSAN?

YEAH?

KIDS ARE UP.

WELL, GOOD FOR THEM.

[SHOUTING]

CALL ME IF YOU NEED

A RIDE.

CALL ME IF YOU NEED

A RIDE.

Jake:
I GOT THE PRIZE.

I'M GOING TO GET IT.

EMILY. EMILY, LISTEN.

I'M OLDER.

Emily:
I HAVE IT! I HAVE IT!

NO, EMILY!

GIVE ME THE PRIZE.

YOU HAD IT LAST TIME.

EMILY, NO!

IT'S NOT FAIR!

EMILY, NO!

IT'S NOT FAIR!

NOW, YOU HAVE TO CLEAN

THAT UP. EMILY.

NO. I HAVE THE PRESENT.

GIVE ME--

GIVE ME--

COME ON, RAYANNE.

COME ON.

SCHOOL, SCHOOL.

YOU KNOW, SAM STARTS

NEXT WEEK, TOO.

IT'S NOT SO DIFFERENT.

COME ON.

ALL RIGHT. I'M JUST GONNA

WAIT RIGHT HERE.

[KIDS PLAYING]

[KIDS PLAYING]

[DROPS TOY]

OK.

HI.

HI.

CAN YOU TAKE THIS?

THANK YOU.

I'LL SEE YOU LATER.

BYE-BYE.

BYE.

BYE-BYE.

BYE.

Jim:
HELLO.

HI.

[THINKING]

WHEN I GET TO WORK TODAY,

I'M GOING TO WRITE A CHECK OU TO ONE OF THOSE CHARITIES

THAT HELPS SPECIAL KIDS.

LOOK AT 'EM.

I REALLY SHOULD.

MY KIDS ARE FINE.

SUSAN IS SMART AND PRETTY.

I'VE DONE GOOD.

I'VE DONE GOOD.

Emily:
MOM.

HA HA.

JAKE, CUT IT OUT.

STOP IT!

YEAH. OW, EMILY.

THAT REALLY HURT.

I'M TELLING YOU, GUYS.

DON'T START.

BUT HE STARTED IT.

[BRAKES SLAM]

IF YOU GUYS DON'T STOP,

WE CAN TURN AROUND

AND GO RIGHT BACK HOME.

AND GO RIGHT BACK HOME.

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Rose Troche

Rose Troche (born 1964 in Chicago) is an American film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter. more…

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