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Fireflies in the Garden -- A tragic accident leaves a dysfunctional family without the one person they could count on to keep them together, forcing them to search for forgiveness and redemption.
Fireflies in the Garden -- 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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Robert Frost (poem)
Dennis Lee (written by)
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17 July 2008 (Greece) See more »
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Having a son is not the same as being a father. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Ryan Reynolds ... Michael Taylor

Willem Dafoe ... Charles Taylor

Emily Watson ... Jane Lawrence

Carrie-Anne Moss ... Kelly Hanson (as Carrie Anne Moss)

Julia Roberts ... Lisa Taylor

Ioan Gruffudd ... Addison Wesley

Hayden Panettiere ... Young Jane Lawrence

Shannon Lucio ... Ryne

Cayden Boyd ... Young Michael

George Newbern ... Jimmy (as George Newburn)

Chase Ellison ... Christopher

Brooklynn Proulx ... Leslie
Diane Perella ... Flight Attendant

Natalie Karp ... Social Worker
John C. Stennfeld ... Reverend Byers (as Reverend John Stennfeld)

Philip Rose ... Papi

Babs George ... Nana

Frank Ertl ... Morgan Duncan
Grady McCardell ... Officer #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michelle Brew ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)

Peter Cornwell ... Visiting Professor (uncredited)
Gina Garza ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)

Gina Gheller ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)

Spencer Greenwood ... College Student (uncredited)
Molly McCann ... Ryne's Best Friend (uncredited)

Tiger Sheu ... Diner (uncredited)
Paul Smith ... Officer Smith (uncredited)
Stayce Smith ... Flight Passenger (uncredited)
Tiffany Leigh Smith ... Business Woman (uncredited)

Scott A. Stevens ... Professor (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
John Werkema ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Dennis Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Frost  poem
Dennis Lee  written by

Produced by
Sukee Chew .... producer
Vanessa Coifman .... producer
Jere Hausfater .... executive producer
Milton Liu .... executive producer
Philip Rose .... producer
Marco Weber .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jane Antonia Cornish (2011 US version)
Javier Navarrete (composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Moder (director of photography) (as Danny Moder)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
Robert Brakey 
 
Casting by
Ferne Cassel 
 
Production Design by
Robert Pearson  (as Rob Pearson)
 
Art Direction by
Timmy Hills 
 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
 
Costume Design by
Kelle Kutsugeras 
 
Makeup Department
Bonnie Clevering .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts (as Bonnie M. Clevering)
Martial Corneville .... wig maker
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Terri Ewton .... hair stylist
Carla Palmer .... makeup department head
Charmaine Richards .... hair stylist
Joe Rivera .... hair stylist
Kara Sutherlin .... additional makeup artist
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez .... makeup artist
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist
Melizah Anguiano Wheat .... department head hair (as Melizah Anguiano-Shmidt)
Koji Ohmura .... special effects makeup lab technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stephen Putnam .... post-production supervisor (as Steve Putnam)
Philip Rose .... unit production manager
Rachel Rose .... executive in charge of production
Jen Wall .... production supervisor (as Jennifer Wall)
Martin Wilson .... additional post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Allowitz .... first assistant director
Doug Carter .... second second assistant director (as Douglas Carter)
Cleta Elaine Ellington .... second assistant director (as Cleta Ellington)
Robbie Friedmann .... additional second second assistant director
Kayse Goodell .... second second assistant director
Dylan Goss .... second unit director: aerial unit
 
Art Department
Curtis Akin .... property master (as Curtis E. Akin)
Amy Bell .... assistant property master
Kenneth Bingham .... greensman (as Kenneth C. Bingham Jr.)
Brad Blei .... set dresser (as Bradley Blei)
Debbie Cortez Haber .... art department coordinator (as Debbie Haber)
Travis Dean .... propmaker
Patricia Dillon .... set dresser
Cora Evelyn .... art department intern
Melanie Ferguson .... on-set dresser
Ken Gaston-Kilgore .... set dresser (as Kenneth Gaston-Kilgore)
Ken Gaston-Kilgore .... set dresser
David Hack .... set dresser (as David S. Hack)
Eric Henshaw .... greens foreman
Elliott Hostetter .... set dresser (as Elliot Hostetter)
Emma Janzen .... art department intern
Brooks Jarrett .... storyboard artist
Jerry Kilber .... general foreman
Kay Lee .... art department assistant
Michael Leonard .... set dresser
R. Shay Miller .... set painter (as R. Shay Miller)
Darren Minke .... set dresser
James Benson Moore .... greensman
Richard M. Moore .... propmaker
Barbara Nadeau .... scenic
Tyler Noel .... set painter
Scott Perez .... set dresser
Rob Perkins .... scenic
Richard H. Perry .... art department production assistant (as Richard Perry)
Henry C. Rodriguez .... set painter
Dana Sanchez .... scenic
Steve Sawhill .... lead man
Jason Schulte .... greensman
Michael Smothers .... propmaker
Paul Steele .... propmaker
Wallace R. Symns .... lead greensman
Christine Tankersley .... art department intern
Elysia Van Deusen .... props production assistant (as Elysia Edwards)
Desirae Wallace .... art department intern
Tom Ward .... construction coordinator
Hayley Whitehead .... art department intern
Robert R. Wonson .... set dresser
Jeri Woodward .... paint foreman
Randal Woodward .... lead scenic
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Kana LiVolsi .... art department intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... adr editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... dialogue editor
David O. Daniel .... sound mixer (as David Daniel)
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Jon DeStefano .... foley editor
Lesa Foust .... boom operator (as Lesa D. Foust)
Sean Foye .... adr mixer
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist (as Jason 'Frenchie' Gaya)
Judah Getz .... foley mixer
Richard Kitting .... sound recordist (as Richard 'Tricky' Kitting)
Zach Michaelis .... foley artist
Jay Nierenberg .... sound designer
Jay Nierenberg .... sound supervisor
Stuart Provine .... sound designer
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki O'Reilly Vandegrift)
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Phillip Young .... assistant sound editor
Joshua Adeniji .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Manny Leyva .... sound utility (uncredited)
Angelo Palazzo .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Everett Byrom III .... special effects supervisor
Craig Byrom .... special effects foreman
Brandon Campbell .... special effects technician
Brian Cross .... special effects technician
Stanford Gilbert .... special effects technician (as Stan Gilbert)
Marcus LaPorte .... special effects technician (as Marcus Gray LaPorte)
Marc McCord .... special effects technician
James W. McCormick .... special effects technician
Gary D. Strube .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic .... senior compositor: Gradient FX
Bob Froehlig .... systems: Gradient FX (as Robert Froehlig)
Nineli Khanian .... compositor: Gradient FX
Ji Young 'Gina' Kim .... compositor: Gradient FX
Raphael Protti .... compositor: Gradient FX
Kelley Ray .... compositor: Gradient FX
Olcun Tan .... visual effects supervisor: Gradient FX
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects supervisor: Gradient FX
Sherman Toy .... visual effects producer: Gradient FX
 
Stunts
Lisa Livonius .... stunt double: Ms. Roberts (as Lisa Norby)
Mark Norby .... stunt driver
Scott Rogers .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Schwan .... stunt coordinator: Texas
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Allen .... grip
Troy Anderson .... electrician
Brian Beal .... additional video assist
Matt Blake .... additional video assist
Josh Cary .... additional electrician
John Cates .... video assist
Carlos Cibils .... spacecam technician (as Carlos 'Café' Cibils)
Patrick B. Coate .... second assistant camera
Scott Conn .... additional electrician
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera (as Theda Streetman)
Wes Dixon .... additional electrician (as Wesley Dixon)
Matt Fliehler .... additional electrician
Adam Flores .... additional grip (as Adam T. Flores)
Neil Fraser .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... additional electrician (as Gonzaldo Gonzalez Jr.)
Dylan Goss .... director of photography: aerial unit
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... additional second assistant camera (as Donald R. Howe)
Chip Huntington .... grip
Edison Jackson .... gaffer
Tom Kalbfleisch .... electrician
Jason Keene .... grip
Kurt Kornemann .... best boy grip
Scott Magruder .... additional electrician (as Scott D. Magruder)
James Mark .... remote camera technician
Michael Moore .... camera intern
Darin Moran .... camera operator
P.K. Munson .... additional first assistant camera
Danny Navarette .... best boy electric
Donald Nelson .... additional second assistant camera
Paul Pryor .... camera loader
Cesar Gustavo Quintanilla .... additional electrician (as Cesar G. Quintanilia)
Van Redin .... still photographer
Phillip Renke .... best boy rigging grip
Robert B. Reynolds .... additional electrician
Justin Seyb .... additional electrician
Tom Shinn .... additional electrician
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Pete Stockton .... key rigging grip (as Peter Stockton)
Greg Travis .... additional electrician
Joe Vasquez .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip (as Aaron Vyvial)
Paul Willis .... grip (as Paul 'Crow' Willis)
Harrison Witt .... electrician
Thomas Young .... additional second assistant camera (as Thomas L. Young III)
 
Casting Department
Jan Sacks .... casting assistant
Beth Sepko .... casting: Texas
Beth Sepko .... extras casting: Texas
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Bernal .... costume buyer
Janice Janacek .... key set costumer (as Janice Janecek)
Nyima Johnston .... set costumer (as Nyimr R. Johnston)
Jenna Kautzky .... wardrobe supervisor
Amy Maner .... set costumer
Antoinette Sales .... seamstress
Franci Vega .... costumer: Ms. Roberts
Marnika Weiss .... costume buyer
 
Editorial Department
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital intermediate colorist
Tony Dustin .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael Moncreiff .... digital intermediate executive: Technicolor
Frank Pass .... colorist
Gregg Schaublin .... digital intermediate producer
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate producer (as James Warren)
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (as Everette Jbob Webber)
Martin Wilson .... assistant editor
Christian Zak .... digital intermediate executive: Technicolor
Julian Andraus .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Todd Kolker .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Nolan Reese .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Adrian Seery .... colorist: HV (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Koo Abuali .... music supervisor
Alex Cornish .... writer: performer "Don't Hold Me back"
Jane Antonia Cornish .... orchestrator
Emily Haffenden .... assistant to music supervisor
James T. Hill .... music scoring mixer
The Hollywood Studio Symphony .... orchestra
Matthew Janszen .... conductor
Genevieve Lee .... musician: pianist
Alexander Malter .... musician: pianist
Alexander Malter .... musician: piano, Vincent Trio
Alyssa Park .... musician: solo violin
Markus Rindt .... orchestra contractor
Dietmar Schwalke .... musician: cello, Vincent Trio
Friedmann Seidlitz .... musician: clarinet
Dresdner Sinfoniker .... orchestra
Christian Stadelmann .... musician: violin, Vincent Trio
Jonathan Stockhammer .... conductor
Robert M. Urband .... music production coordinator
Ronald J. Webb .... music editor (as Ron Webb)
Xaio-Dan-Zheng .... musician: cello
Javier Abad .... music programmer (uncredited)
Kevin Crehan .... music editor: temp (uncredited)
Joel Iwataki .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Jason Ruder .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Keith Albert .... driver: grip truck
Thomas Bunker .... driver
Dwight Cary .... driver (as Curly Cary)
Dwight Cary .... driver (as Dwight A. Cary)
Danny Castaneda .... driver: set dressing (as Daniel J. Castaneda)
John Cherry .... transportation coordinator
Mark Crosby .... driver
Francisco De La Fuente .... driver
James Wiley Fowler .... picture car coordinator (as James Fowler)
Joe Gallien .... driver (as Joe Gallier)
Mike Hitch .... driver: fueler
Mike Hitch .... driver: wardrobe truck
Cliff Hunt .... driver
Dennis Lally .... teamster captain
Xavier Maldonado .... driver: star trailer
Bobby Nelson .... driver
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation captain
James Oliveria .... driver: insert car
Hector G. Rodriguez .... driver: camera truck (as Hector Rodriguez)
Charles Russel .... driver
Allene L. Schriber .... driver: production van
Bobby Sconci .... driver: camera truck (as Bobbi Sconci)
Russell E. Scott .... driver: insert car
Jesus F. Tellez .... driver (as Jesse Tellez)
Tim Thompson .... driver: special effects stakebed
Victor Villareal .... driver: prop truck
Wilburn White .... driver: star trailer (as Wilburn W. White)
Steven Willhoite .... driver: production van (as Steven W. Wilhoute)
Chad Lovoy .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Ackerman .... chef
Diane Alikis .... legal assistant
John Arszyla .... construction paramedic
Donald Banks .... set production assistant (as Donald D. Banks)
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Ken Beggs .... wrangler
Heidi Berry .... assistant: Ms. Watson
Garrett Bjorkman .... chef
Christopher Borgmann .... legal counsel
Erik Bright .... public relations: Insignia
Mary Chamberlin .... lab coordinator
Marjorie Chodorov .... production accountant
Theresa Curtin .... assistant: Mr. Weber
Greg Diest .... set production assistant
Amber Adrianna Doyen .... Production Assistant (as Amber Doyen)
Scott Duncan .... chef
Cassandra Ehrenberg .... assistant: Ms. Chew
Joe Fiske .... key craft service
Mandy Friedrich .... teacher
Rebecca Fulton .... script supervisor
Kayse Goodell .... set production assistant
Tom Goodrich .... teacher (as Thomas Goodrich)
Jack Wayen Greenberg .... security: Ms. Roberts
Anthony Griffin .... set production assistant
Heather Hollingsworth .... dialect coach: Ms. Watson
Claudette Kazzoun .... assistant: Ms. Moss
Bill Lanier .... production coordinator (as William Lanier)
Jody LeHeup .... location production assistant
David Long .... caterer: locations
Andrea Longan .... office production assistant
Kandis Longan .... production secretary
Shane Mallory .... set production assistant
Marryann E. Menzies .... accounting clerk
Molly Murray .... first assistant accountant
Cheryl Nelson .... production attorney
Kelley Newman .... public relations: Insignia
Lily Pahlow .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Elizabeth Passarelli .... assistant: Mr. Rose
Daniel Salas-Porras .... production coordinator
Saul Sanchez .... craft service assistant
Jeremy Sexton .... assistant to producers
M.K. Shaw .... payroll accountant (as Kathleen Shaw)
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot
Mark Spencer .... assistant: Mr. Reynolds
Mark Spencer .... set production assistant
Max Sturgeon .... set production assistant
Raigen Thornton .... set medic
Caryn Waechter .... assistant: Mr. Lee
Brian Walker .... assistant: Mr. Dafoe
Monica Walters .... assistant location manager (as Monica Walters Crowley)
Jennifer Bushnell .... legal assistant (uncredited)
Suraj Gohill .... production lender (uncredited)
Kana LiVolsi .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lydia Nelsen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Mark Padilla .... world sales executive (uncredited)
Damon Phillips .... stand-in (uncredited)
Kiri Weatherby .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Danny Mandel .... special production thanks
Andrew Matthews .... special thanks
Michael Moncreiff .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
Germany:99 min (theatrical version) | Israel:120 min | Germany:120 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | Argentina:120 min | Australia:94 min (DVD)
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Trivia:
According to director Dennis Lee, the first person who read the script was Carrie-Anne Moss.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Kelly first appears walking into the house after the funeral, the boom mic is visibly above the doorway.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Ergo Proxy" (2006)See more »
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13 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, tragic and inspiring, 13 May 2009
Author: lopcar1993 from United States

Fireflies in the garden is a very tragic, beautiful and at sometimes awe inspiring. Fireflies in the garden is based on a poem by the legendary Robert Frost and is what inspired this film. This magnificent piece of movie making stars Ryan Reynolds as Michael Taylor a very accomplished and well liked novelist who while going home for a family reunion is meet with an unexpected and heartbreaking tragedy. This film is a study of the human emotion and how one death can lead you to find your way back to the people who love and care for you.

Fireflies in the garden is a beautiful film that will have your heart wrenching and at sometimes soaring above new heights. I lost my mom last year to cancer, so this movie was very hard for me to watch, but I made it trough to the end but not without shedding a river full of tears. In our lives we all lose someone we love and we all regret that we didn't do anything different or we didn't bother to be there for them when we were needed the most, and this film tells a story that can make you come to terms with that feeling. It can make you feel like not all is lost and that the grass is greener on the other side.

Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts, William Defoe and Carrie-Anne Moss deliver earth shattering performances in a movie that should be recognized as one of the best of 2008, this film should be released commercially to people so that they can experience a movie that will truly touch your heart in many way's. Fireflies in the garden is now and will always be one of my favorite films of all time, and I hope it will be one of yours too.

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