Safe Passage

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"Life's best journeys take you home."
  • PG-13
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.3  (1,350)

Safe Passage is a heartwarming drama that tells the story of an ordinary family, the Singer family, and their struggles to cope with the unsettling reality of being separated from each other. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Safe Passage stars Susan Sarandon, Sam Shepard, and Nick Stahl, among others. The movie opens with a mysterious scene where a man is seen wandering in the desert, in a state of total confusion, and with no idea of who he is or how he got there. This man is later identified as Simon Singer, the eldest son in the Singer family.

The action then shifts back to Chicago, where the Singer family lives. Harry Singer, a former musician who now works in an insurance company, is married to Mag Singer, who is a nurse. They have five children; Simon, who is a troubled teenager; Izzy, an aspiring artist; Petey, a young boy who is obsessed with baseball; Andie, a college student; and Gideon, the youngest child.

The family is turned upside down when they receive a letter informing them that Simon has disappeared from college and may be lost in Mexico. The news sends shockwaves through the family, and Harry and Mag set out on a mission to find their son and bring him home.

As they journey through Mexico, they encounter various obstacles, including corrupt officials, language barriers, and dangerous terrain. Along the way, they must also come to terms with the fact that Simon's disappearance is not the only problem they face in their lives, as each member of the family has their own unique struggles.

The movie is a touching portrayal of a family facing a crisis and trying to hold on to their love for each other. As they journey through Mexico, they are forced to confront their fears, insecurities, and resentments, and slowly begin to rediscover the love and trust that binds them together.

Susan Sarandon is excellent in her portrayal of Mag, the matriarch of the Singer family. She brings a quiet strength and resilience to the role, and her tears and laughter are both genuine and moving. Sam Shepard is equally impressive as Harry, the father who is struggling to keep his family together in the face of overwhelming challenges. He brings a sense of dignity and grace to the role, even as he grapples with his own weaknesses and imperfections.

Nick Stahl, who plays Simon, delivers a powerful performance as a troubled teenager who is struggling to find his place in the world. He is moody, rebellious, and vulnerable, and Stahl captures all these conflicting emotions with great sensitivity and insight.

The supporting cast is equally impressive, with strong performances from Marcia Gay Harden as the prodigal daughter Andie, Robert Sean Leonard as the sensitive artist Izzy, and Sean Astin as the baseball-loving Petey.

Overall, Safe Passage is a poignant and engaging drama that explores the theme of family love in the face of adversity. It is a movie that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you feeling hopeful and inspired.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    6.3  (1,350)