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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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Reverend Byers (as Reverend John Stennfeld)
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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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Having a son is not the same as being a father. 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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2.35 : 1
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The last film of acclaimed editor Dede Allen. 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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Michael: [sits down near Christopher on the roof] I love what you've done with the room.
[lights a cigarette]
Michael: I used to come out here a lot when I was grounded.
Christopher: [sniffing because he was crying] Mom told me you were always getting in trouble.
Michael: She should talk.
Christopher: [crossly] What's that supposed to mean?
Michael: Before your mother was a mom, she was my best friend.
Christopher: [sarcastically] You guys have tea parties together?
Michael: Yeah, occasionally. Your mother taught me everything I shouldn't know, smartass.
Christopher: Like how to write like a ...
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References Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked (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
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Great Movie and Ryan Rocks!
28 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see an early screening of "Fireflies in the Garden" and it was great. While there were several stand out performances--Julia Roberts, Cayden Boyd, Hayden Panettiere...I have to say Ryan Reynolds is the one that really got me. First of all this is not one of his usual roles. Secondly, while his incredible comedic timing added lightness at appropriate moments and depth to his character's struggles, it was the open access to his heart that really moved me. Third of all...I don't really have a point but, now I'm a FAN! Um, I ended up crying quite a bit watching this movie. It's great! I hope it's released soon.


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