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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

R  |   |  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)  »

Also Known As:

Nos souvenirs brûlés  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,849,142 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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Audrey Burke: This is a list of all the things we lost in the fire. He's gone.
[breaking down]
Audrey Burke: He's gone.
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Amazing Movie
22 October 2007 | by (Arlington, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie played out on screen like a book. It was so amazing to watch. I really loved how there was no music playing for like the first 15 minutes of the movie. This was one powerful film which is sure to get some Oscar nominations. Go see this film, it's a shame they didn't promote it better!

I was so impressed with Bencio Del Torro he gave one of the best male performances that I have seen in a movie in a while. He was so believable as a recovering heroine addict. Halle Berry was sensational as a wife who is now learning to cope with the loss of her husband. This movie has a really nice weave affect to it. It jumps back and forth from beginning to end, but in non-intrusive way. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who loves movies. It is now on the top of my must see movie list!


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