Things We Lost in the Fire

Hope comes with letting go.


Things We Lost in the Fire
A happily married couple are hit by tragedy when the husband is killed. His best friend, formerly a lawyer, is now a recovering heroin addict. His wife, suddenly alone, feels out of her depth with her two kids. She decides to invite the heroin addict to stay in the garage, and he accepts. In a way both know that they need each other, as a link to the dead husband. As things progress, they find themselves helping to heal each other.

118 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry, John Carroll Lynch, Alison Lohman, Robin Weigert
Director
Susanne Bier
ScreenplayAllan Loeb
MusicJohan Söderqvist
CinematographyTom Stern
EditingPernille Bech Christensen, Bruce Cannon
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byDreamworks Pictures, Dreamworks SKG, Neal Street Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceViolence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe 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.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconA powerful but demanding film.
10
24.com
Megan Kakora quote iconA touching, character-driven story about coping with loss told in a surprisingly simple style.
10
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconPutting 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.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe movie is an engrossing melodrama, and it has its heart in the right place.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe multiplex has suddenly become a good place for serious, adult drama. Things We Lost in the Fire is emotionally challenging and honest.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconDel Toro is the movie's force field. This is a performance you will not forget.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconIt'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.
8
Metacritic.com
30 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWell-acted and beautifully filmed.
13

What the People say

Internet
2046 Netizens quote iconTantalizing film to touch your heart
15

Average .. 64%

13




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