• Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

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Release Date: October 19th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2008

R|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
After her husband dies in an act of senseless violence, Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) is left alone with two young children and no idea how to cope. Nearly paralyzed by grief, Audrey tracks down her husband's childhood friend, Jerry (Benicio Del Toro). Jerry is a drug addict, but Audrey invites him to move into her home nevertheless, and a mutually dependent relationship develops between the two damaged souls.

Cast: Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alison Lohman, Omar Miller, John Carroll Lynch, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry

Director: Susanne Bier

Genres: Drama

Production Co: DreamWorks, Scamp Film and Theatre Ltd., Neal Street Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An unstable mix of a tearjerker, junkie-recovery story and odd-couple pairing. The film marks the American debut of Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier, whose European films show a strong affinity for stories of human frailties and of families unraveling. show more

  • Mr. Del Toro is a fearless actor, and his Jerry, a heroin addict lurching toward redemption, is the heart and soul, as well as the haunted, rubbery visage, of a story of grief and loss that would be fairly lifeless without him. show more

  • Susanne Bier is a bomb thrower. The explosives in the films by the Danish director are emotional and provoke torrents of tears, richly earned. show more

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