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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

 -  Drama  -  19 October 2007 (USA)
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A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

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Grief, recovery, and human contact. Brian is a great guy - a sweet father, a good husband, and a loyal friend to his boyhood pal Jerry who's a junkie. When tragedy strikes, Jerry tries to help Brian's wife and children cope, and Audrey, Brian's widow, tries to help Jerry kick the habit. Loss and addiction are stubborn. The story starts on the day of the funeral, with Brian appearing in flashbacks. A neighbor's divorce, a dinner party that includes a young woman from the Narcotics Anonymous group Jerry attends, and thinking back to a fire in Brian and Audrey's garage give the story texture. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hope comes with letting go.

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Rated R for drug content and language | See all certifications »
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19 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Nos souvenirs brûlés  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,561,949 (USA) (19 October 2007)

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$2,849,142 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Release prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Water". See more »

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Audrey Burke: What you did today broke my heart.
Jerry Sunborne: What did I do?
Audrey Burke: You got Dory to put his head under the water.
Jerry Sunborne: Oh, that was just a cute trick...
Audrey Burke: He's six. Harper put hers under when she was only three. It was something that Brian tried and tried to get Dory to do, but he couldn't. And that victory today of getting Dory's head to go under was not supposed to be YOURS. It wasn't meant for you to have that moment. And for me, watching you was like this, this...
Jerry Sunborne: I'm sorry.
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Tantalizing film to touch your heart
8 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Things We Lost in the Fire shows the effects on family and unity after the death of a loved one. I can relate to this story knowing how much it hurts you missing that particular person everyday. The story of this film is pretty even well paced, yet a bit dragged in the beginning. Benicio Del Toro gives a very invigorating performance, possible one of his bests. Halle Berry really surprised me in this film. She really shows the stages of grief and acceptance very well and at one scene I thought Oscar worthy again. The supporting cast, specifically the children and the next door neighbor, were astounding. Good script, a little bit over with the tight close ups, but TWLITF makes you think about the loved ones close to you and how you should tell them everyday, "I love you and for that I will accept the good."


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