The Safety of Objects

The Safety of Objects is a 2001 American drama film based upon a collection of short stories of the same name written by A. M. Homes and published in 1990. It features four suburban families who find that their lives become intertwined. The film was directed by Rose Troche, who cowrote the screenplay with Homes. It touches upon many issues of the human experience in life. There are aboutmajor characters in the film.

In a suburban neighborhood, Paul Gold Joshua Jackson lies in his bedroom in a coma, caused by a traumatic car accident. He is cared for by his mother, Esther Glenn Close who in tending him closely has distanced herself from her husband Howard Robert Klein and teenage daughter Julie Jessica Campbell. Trying to elicit her mothers attention, Julie enters Esther in a local radio contest, in hopes of winning a brand new car.Meanwhile, after years of putting his job first, Jim Train Dermot Mulroney feels his family, especially his efficient wife Susan Moira Kelly, no longer needs him. He tries to reconnect with his son Jake Alex House, on the edge of puberty, but the youth is preoccupied with romantic fantasies about his younger sisters twelveinch plastic doll. After Jim is skipped over for a promotion, he stops going to work, claiming that a bomb threat was called into his office. Feeling unappreciated by his family, he convinces Esther and Julie to let him help them win the car. ........

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