Hope comes with letting go.
Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry, John Carroll Lynch, Alison Lohman, Robin Weigert
|Editing||Pernille Bech Christensen, Bruce Cannon|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Dreamworks Pictures, Dreamworks SKG, Neal Street Productions|
|Comments||The plot revolves around drugs and the attempt to go clean and about bereavement. Although the ending is mainly positive, the themes are adult and complex.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Barry Ronge A powerful but demanding film.
Megan Kakora A touching, character-driven story about coping with loss told in a surprisingly simple style.
Stella Papamichael Putting two broken people through the wringer, Danish director Susanne Bier (making her Hollywood debut) gently juices every ounce of emotion from Things We Lost In The Fire. Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro are more than up to the task, pouring pure soul into this otherwise soapy yarn.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie is an engrossing melodrama, and it has its heart in the right place.
James Berardinelli The multiplex has suddenly become a good place for serious, adult drama. Things We Lost in the Fire is emotionally challenging and honest.
Peter Travers Del Toro is the movie's force field. This is a performance you will not forget.
It's really just the junkie and widow story, and how the two burned characters try to make a go at it in terms of surviving their personal fires. And while Del Toro shines brightly in his, Berry both burns and gets burned by her character.
Tomatometer Well-acted and beautifully filmed.
What the People say
2046 Netizens Tantalizing film to touch your heart
Average .. 64%