Drama • R • 1995 • 1 hr 59 min
A movie about depression and hitting rock bottom. The question remains: Can you pull yourself out of the pit? Artfully directed.
the obsession for filling of an existential void. the sickness of modern city stagnation. the desire for ultimate sanitation. you want out?
Strange and scary in a really great way. Great main character too
Just from the opening scene theme and amazing music I knew this one would be very special.
Safe begins like a neo-noir flick and unfolds at something unexpected. Could be interpreted in many ways.
It's a slow horror as there's always something that feels off and you never feel completely safe.
Mood piece hinges on Todd Haynes’ atmospheric direction and Julianne Moore’s layered performance. It worked for me.
Meticulous, muted look at suburban white femininity and the nefarious cult of New Age Medicine
Probably worth a rewatch since I was not in a place to appreciate Moore's performance, the plot, or Haynes' direction when this came out.
Wasn’t a fan of the pacing in this one.
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