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Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

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The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

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Kelly (as Carrie Anne Moss)
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Addison
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Ryne
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Jimmy (as George Newburn)
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Diane Perella ...
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Social Worker
John C. Stennfeld ...
Reverend Byers (as Reverend John Stennfeld)
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Storyline

A family with an abusive father, a sensitive son, and a mother out of her depth: we see them when Michael is about 12 and when he's in his 30's, a writer of romance novels, going home for his mother and sister's college graduations. We go back and forth between the two periods: when Michael is a boy, the pressure builds to the point when the thin thread keeping them as a family threatens to break, and there's a fight. During Michael's trip home, there's an unexpected death which prolongs his stay and brings to the light his relationship with his father, his aunt, and her young children. Michael's estranged wife joins them for the funeral. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes a family must come apart before it can come together See more »

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 July 2008 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

Luciérnagas en el jardín  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,884, 14 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,393,161, 3 November 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,393,161, 3 November 2011
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According to director Dennis Lee, the first person who read the script was Carrie-Anne Moss. See more »

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When Kelly first appears walking into the house after the funeral, the boom mic is visibly above the doorway. See more »

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Jimmy: [to Michael] Gotta tell you my kids love it here. Christopher's in your old room and Leslie here is in Ryne's.
[turns to Leslie]
Jimmy: Say hello to your cousin.
Michael: [to Leslie, when she doesn't say anything] You're short.
Jimmy: [to Michael] Yeah guest room's upstairs, second door on the right, but I guess you know that because uh this is your home.
Leslie: Uncle Charlie said it's our home now.
Jimmy: You're right honey, it is our home now. But um, Michael grew up here so... it's his home, too.
Leslie: But it's our home.
Jimmy: [picks Leslie up]
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Connections

References Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked (2006) See more »

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Be Easy
Performed by Performed by Sharon Jones & Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (as The Dap-Kings)
Written by Gabriel Alexander Roth and Neal Andrew Sugarman
Published by Boscosound Music and Treatsound Music,
Administered by Kobalt Music
Courtesy of Daptone Records
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Small things
15 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie at the Berlin Film Festival and I have to admit that I was surprised by Ryan Reynolds. He can play the dramatic role(s) as you can see him do here ...

His performance anchors the movie and although we have other great actors here too, he is the one that leads us into and through the story. You won't be surprised to hear/read that the story is semi-auto-biographical. It is that deep and it goes into his characters. Having said that, William Dafoe is somewhat of a show-stealer too. Although I do think he could have been a bit better sketched (yes OK he's defined by a real human, but it feels more like a restriction to me). All in all, a drama with occasional light moments in an overall dark story.


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