#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – “Safe” has been described as a horror movie of the soul, a description that director Todd Haynes relishes. California housewife Carol White seems to have it all in life: a wealthy husband, a beautiful house, servants, beauty, and a lot of friends. The only thing she lacks is a strong personality: Carol seems timid and empty during all of her interactions with the world around her. At the beginning of the film, one would consider her to be more safe in life than just about anyone. That doesn’t turn out to be the case. Starting with headaches and leading to a grandmal seizure, Carol becomes more and more sick, claiming that she’s become sensitive to the common toxins in today’s world: exhaust, fumes, aerosol spray, etc. She pulls back from the sexual advances of her husband and spends her nights alone by the TV or wandering around the outside of her well-protected home like an animal in a cage. Her physician examines her and can find nothing wrong. An allergist finds that she has an allergic reaction to milk but explains that there is no treatment for that sort of allergy. She sees a psychiatrist who does nothing but make her nervous. In the hospital, Carol sees an infomercial for Wrenwood, a new-age retreat for those who are “environmentally ill,” and leaves her husband and stepson to try and find salvation at this retreat: headed by a phony, grandstanding, “sensitive” individual named Peter Dunning.
Plot: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She “doesn’t feel right,” has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor treats her concerns dismissively and suggests a psychiatrist. Eventually, an allergist tells her that she has Environmental Illness.
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Not for all tastes, but a superb movie, without doubt. The direction is austere and the character is almost too shallow to care about, but the brilliance of the script and the film as a whole is that it doesn’t instruct the viewer what to think, but presents plenty of material to think about. The ending is subtly devastating. Also, the movie contains two or three of the most striking, haunting images I’ve seen in the past half decade in film.
Someone else compared it to “Dead Ringers”, and this is apt in many ways, though the subject matter is less perverse. “Safe” shares a similar aesthetic both in the distance the director takes from the narrative and some matters of style.
Recommended for the daring.
Ironic view of environmental poisoning
This was only Todd Haynes second feature and its a very impressive looking film with a solid performance by Julianne Moore. Story is about Carol White (Moore) who is married to Greg (Xander Berkeley) and they live in the San Fernando Valley of California in a very neat and sterile looking home. Carol spends her days going to the gym, functions, dinner parties and shopping. Her life is very organized and clean. Carol does not come across as a deep thinker and at times has difficulty finishing sentences. One day she starts to feel ill and goes to the doctor to get checked. They run tests but they show nothing. As time goes by and Carol gets worse she finally figures out that her immune system is allergic to things in our environment. Car fumes, hairspray, perfume, pollution, ink from newspapers and many other things. She discovers a spa in New Mexico that caters to people that have this affliction and Carol moves there. The spa is run by Peter (Peter Friedman) who acts like a new age, self help guru and preaches that all the patients made themselves sick with their mind. Todd Haynes has always sought out the best cinematographers that he could find and found Alex Nepomniaschy (Narc) for this film. One of the most impressive things about this film is how beautifully shot this is. Their are so many shots that are just stunning to look at and the use of colors is important as to how we respond to certain scenes. Haynes did this also in “Far From Heaven” which is one of the most beautiful films ever shot. This was a very important role for Moore and her performance is so vital to the film. Moore lost about 10 pounds for the role and later in the film she does appear gaunt. This performance was so well received that it launched her career to even better roles.
The script has many ironic points to it and the one glaring piece of irony is how we see Carol at the beginning and the end of the film. At the beginning we see her in her clean and sterile home in California. Then at the end we see her in her “Safehouse”. A totally sterile environment and still not much of a life to live. An interesting point that the film makes is that the condition of these patients is caused by their mental status. Their bodies react in a truly sick manner and can even cause death but its all caused by themselves. In the cast of the film is Jessica Harper who is not in enough scenes and I was happy to see her pop up in a role. I’ve always been a fan of hers and I wish her role was larger. And Brandon Cruz (The Courtship of Eddie’s Father) has a small role also. The pacing of the film is slow and deliberate and some may find this to be a fatal flaw. It is a slow running film, especially when the film shifts to the spa in New Mexico. If your a fan of Haynes (Like me) than you should definitely check out this early feature from him.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Director Todd Haynes
Writer Todd Haynes
Actors Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess
Country UK, USA
Awards 4 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Good Machine, American Playhouse
Sound Mix Mono, Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm