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The Safety of Objects Details


Following up on her 1998 opus Bedrooms and Hallways, Rose Troche directs this ensemble film about suburbia and its discontents. Once an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Paul Gold (Joshua Jackson) now lies in a coma, attentively nursed by his mother Esther (Glenn Close), who dotes on her son to the exclusion of her husband and her daughter Julie (Jessica Campbell). Meanwhile, Jim Train (Dermot Mulroney) is a workaholic lawyer who is closer to his tortes than to his spouse Susan (Moira Kelly). Their son Jake has taken a morbid fascination with his sister's foot-high girl doll. At the same time, Paul's former lover Annette Jennings (Patricia Clarkson) is trying to pull her life and her family back together after a particularly brutal divorce. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:March 7, 2003


Glenn Close
as Esther Gold
Dermot Mulroney
as Jim Train
Patricia Clarkson
as Annette Jennings
Jessica Campbell
as Julie Gold
Joshua Jackson
as Paul Gold
Timothy Olyphant
as Randy
Kristen Stewart
as Sam Jennings
Mary Kay Place
as Helen Christianson
Moira Kelly
as Susan Train
Alex House
as Jake Train
Charlotte Arnold
as Sally Christianson
Robert Klein
as Howard Gold
Andrew Airlie
Stephanie Mills
Angela Vint
Aaron Ashmore
as Bobby Christianson
Haylee Wanstall
as Rayanne Jennings
Balazs Koos
as Walter
Matthew MacLennan
as Jeff
Kathryn Winslow
as Catherine
Balazs Koos
as Walter
Kathryn Winslow
as Catherine
Matthew MacLennan
as Jeff


Rose Troche
Dorothy Berwin
Christine Vachon
Rose Troche
Composer (Music Score)
Rose Troche
Executive Producer