Safe Movie Review Summary

Actors: Julianne Moore, Peter Friedman, Xander Berkeley, Susan Norman

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SAFE is a movie written and directed by Todd Haynes in 1995.

Julianne Moore has everything to be happy. She lives in a beautiful house of the San Fernando Valley, her husband is wealthy and she goes to the fitness every week. But she doesn't feel well at all. Her doctor tells her that it's not physical, her psychiatrist that she doesn't suffer from a nervous breakdown. So what ? Finally, an allergist discovers that she is allergic to milk. This allergy is little by little transformed into a huge allergy to the chemicals produced by the everyday L.A. life and, soon, Julianne can't leave home anymore without fearing to undergo
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such disturbing symptoms as nose bleeding or asthma crises.
She will try to find relief in the desert in a new-age retreat for those who are "environmentally ill".
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Safe

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets

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