Things We Lost in the Fire

2007

Action / Drama

21
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 26051

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Robin Weigert as Brenda
Benicio Del Toro as Jerry Sunborne
Halle Berry as Audrey Burke
David Duchovny as Brian Burke
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1hr 58 min
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1hr 58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by drjgardner 9 / 10

Wonderful acting

This film has wonderful acting from everyone involved, especially the two young kids and Benicio del Toro. The script is excellent, with enough twists and turns to keep you on your feet. The music and photography only add to the merits of this well-crafted film. The only fault I can find in this film is the direction that moves too slowly for my tastes. The director Susanne Bier isn't known for her action films and I enjoyed her pacing in "The Night Manager", but here it is a little too slow.

Reviewed by NateWatchesCoolMovies 9 / 10

Well acted, sad, touching, altogether incredible.

Things We Lost In The Fire takes an unblinking look at addiction, recovery, redemption, grief and the ways in which various people cope with all of the above. It shirks the dramatic stereotypes and instead shoots for realism, or at the very least, an unpredictable narrative within a genre that often follows rigid blueprints. It also contains two exceptional performances from Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro. Berry plays Audrey Burke, mourning the loss of her husband Brian (David Duchovny could write a textbook on understated acting that cuts deep) to a really unfortunate accident. The last minute arrival of his longtime best friend Jerry Sunborne (Benicio Del Toro) adds a new element to the family's grieving process. Jerry is an ex lawyer who is now addicted to heroin. Brian stood by him for many years, never judging or intervening but simply being there to spend time with, and look out for his friend. Duchovny appears in multiple flashbacks with both Berry, Del Toro and his two remarkable children (Micah Berry and Alexis Llewellyn) that instil a lingering presence that not so much casts a shadow over everything, but brightens and flavours it with memories. Audrey is unspeakably lonely and devastated, and despite the fact that she despised Jerry and what he represented for years, invites him to live in their garage, in flat out pure desperate instinct, and probably in an attempt to be closer to Brian after he's gone, by bringing what was close to him closer to her. Jerry is great with the kids, supportive and wants to change, even accepting employment assistance from their kindly neighbour (excellent John Carroll Lynch). The demons do their best to pull him back though, as is their purpose, and a rift forms as we begin to see that Audrey has not fully accepted Brian's death and is in the throes of miserable confusion. Director Susanne Bier uses many intimate close ups of eyes, hair, smiles and frowns to bring us into the mindset of her characters, a tactic which works wonders here and keeps minds and hearts of her audience glued to the proceedings. Berry is dynamite, pure and simple. The finest acting moment I've ever seen from her comes deep from the gut and late in the third act, an agonizing moment in which she has a splintering realization that her husband is gone for good, that final, resolute place that sinks in and grabs hold which we've all heard about from family members or news stories in which loss of loved ones has played a part. I don't know if Berry has experienced this for herself in her own personal life, but she sure damn well embodies it here with every ragged sob, and it cast her in an entirely new light for me. Del Toro is Brando-esque, a shambling, unshaven pit of insecurity and inner turmoil, giving Jerry the mutilated soul he deserves without ever dipping in self pity, given the phoenix treatment and rising from the ashes of his longtime affliction simply by being exposed to Audrey and the kids. One would think that the relationship between Audrey and Jerry might end up going into romantic territory, but Bier and company is more interested in the road less travelled, showing us a story which unravels in a way that's much more akin to believability. Between her directorial skills, Berry and Del Toro's virtuoso work, this is not one to miss.

Reviewed by S7evin Kelevra (Tuktuktuktuk) 10 / 10

I Lost My Heart In Here

I Really Wanted to review this movie before but every time i tried i was Speechless my Thoughts were so loud,i couldn't hear my mouth like the song lyric goes....

I loved this powerful story,powerful and touching performances by Benicio the King and whole cast from Halle till kids.

Halle Berry shows all the drama happening around her Character truly. her face her act is exactly how it supposed to be,her voice her eyes she was Perfect! and So Was Benicio Del Toro!

Oh Benicio Were you Addicted before?? i mean truly everyone who has or had any connections with drug addiction will say that Benicio truly acts like he is addicted! i mean in real life! i loved every Scene and Whole

evolution of movie from start till end, how Halle decided to drag Jerry(Benicio Del Toro) to her House was Brilliant(i mean when she found the lost money under the seat in car,when she thought that Jerry stole it). Also the Touching Scenes of Jerry When he is back to the Heroin and when Audrey(Halle Berry) starts rehab of Jerry at home.

i Loved the end it isn't Banal at all.

I wanted to say more but i cant express myself now really!

so it is the best real life touching drama with great story and powerful performances. Applauds!

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