Watch Trailer
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Theatrical Version | 02:29
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 234 this week

Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

R  |   |  Drama  |  17 July 2008 (Greece)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 9,897 users   Metascore: 34/100
Reviews: 51 user | 67 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

(poem),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 26 Sep 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fireflies in the Garden (2008)

Fireflies in the Garden (2008) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fireflies in the Garden.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Chaos Theory (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life unravels in unexpected ways when fate forces him to explore the serendipitous nature of love and forgiveness.

Director: Marcos Siega
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer, Stuart Townsend
The Nines (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Director: John August
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy
Paper Man (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island.

Directors: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds
Foolproof (2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kevin, Sam and Rob are founding members of a theoretical group which pulls off heists. Leo, a gangster, blackmails them into pulling off a real multi-million dollar heist. Now it's up to them to get out alive.

Director: William Phillips
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A commitment-averse man frantically hits the dating scene after his girlfriend starts pressuring him to pop the question.

Director: Walt Becker
Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Bill Bellamy, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Duplicity (2009)
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

Director: Tony Gilroy
Stars: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson
Finder's Fee (2001)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

Director: Jeff Probst
Stars: Erik Palladino, Ryan Reynolds, Dash Mihok
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A happy newlywed marriage counselor's views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.

Director: Dermot Mulroney
Stars: Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, James Brolin
The In-Laws I (2003)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Albert Brooks, Michael Douglas, Ryan Reynolds
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Martin Cummins
Stars: Darcy Belsher, Martin Cummins, Françoise Robertson
The Little Things II (2005)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After a failed suicide attempt, Claire has nothing better to do than go to work. During a cigarette break, she meets Simon, a man with a few issues of his own.

Director: Gary Hawes
Stars: Alisen Down, Ioan Gruffudd, Aaron Douglas
The Meant to Be's (TV Movie 2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An angel is sent back to Earth to help people improve their lives.

Stars: Johnny Cley Rivers, Rae Allen, Stephanie Chi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Kelly Hanson (as Carrie Anne Moss)
...
...
Addison Wesley
...
...
Ryne
...
...
Jimmy (as George Newburn)
...
...
Leslie
Diane Perella ...
Flight Attendant
Natalie Karp ...
Social Worker
John C. Stennfeld ...
Reverend Byers (as Reverend John Stennfeld)
Edit

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 until a break is threatened and there's a fight; during his trip home, there's an unexpected death, and renewed relationships between father and son, Michael and his aunt, and Michael and his aunt's young children. Michael's estranged wife joins them for the funeral. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 2008 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

Luciérnagas en el jardín  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,884 (USA) (14 October 2011)

Gross:

$36,884 (USA) (14 October 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to director Dennis Lee, the first person who read the script was Carrie-Anne Moss. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

References Ergo Proxy (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Trio in A minor (Op. 50)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky)
Performed by The Vincent Trio
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fireflies in the Night
14 August 2009 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Dennis Lee adapts Frost's poem with the same title. With such a big names associated with it, I wonder why 'Fireflies in the Garden' never got a US theatrical release. It is a well executed film. Danny Moder's cinematography is breathtaking and Javier Navarrete's score is superb. The story has an interesting premise but it needed fleshing out. It looks patchy at times. The casting is also a little awkward. Emily Watson and Hayden Panettiere are too different to play the same character convincingly and this was difficult for me to overlook. That said, Panettiere was quite decent and Watson is first rate but she deserved more screen time (and her character, the older Jane, needed more fleshing out). Ditto for Julia Roberts who, despite of a small role, has a strong presence throughout the entire film. I find her character's actions questionable. For example why does she choose to leave her husband when he cheats on her while all those years she stays with him when he's abusing their son? Ryan Reynolds shows growth as an actor. He displayed maturity in 'Definitely, Maybe' and seems to be going the right way as an actor. Willem Dafoe too does a terrific job from being the hateful father to being the softer old man but I would have liked to see more of the transformation in Charles because on the one hand he is shown to be a loving father (as shown in the home video) but on the other hand he doesn't seem to have changed much (the scene in the car when they're on their way to visit Jane and his temper at the dinner table). The director could have shown more of Lisa and Charles during their later years. I also liked Cayden Boyd's performance. Ioan Gruffudd and Carrie-Anne Moss do not have more than a couple of scenes. 'Fireflies in the Garden' seems like a well intentioned movie but it appears too rushed and patchy to fully involve the viewer. It needed more than 95 minutes of screen time. The visuals, soundtrack and performances make it a decent watch.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ending makes no sense poschbc
crap ending. . . clanhar
Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock narizon11
Oscar nomination for Roberts ? akdemir6
Any of you looking forward to this? forever_petrelli
just like garden state... alpez
Discuss Fireflies in the Garden (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?