Things We Lost in the Fire
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)

When Audrey Burke loses her husband in an act of random violence, she forges an unlikely relationship with Jerry Sunborne, her husband's best friend from childhood. Jerry is a heroin user; his addiction has destroyed everything that was… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 19, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2008
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Things We Lost in the Fire is a well-acted, beautifully filmed reflection on love, loss, addiction and recovery from life's obstacles.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Scheduled blowups and symbolic dreams and interminable tears until we all feel like we've learned a little something about loss: We want our two hours back.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's very strong.

Sean Axmaker

The English-language debut of Danish director Susanne Bier is at times morose but the tale of healing is directed with compassion and a powerful, sometimes discomforting intimacy.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Things We Lost in the Fire is certainly not a comedy, but it is definitely mordant with its two Big Themes: Loss and Addiction, both treated in a singularly heavy-handed manner, for which I blame primarily Mr. Loeb's screenplay.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is an engrossing melodrama, and it has its heart in the right place.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Every trace of maudlin evaporates in one of Del Toro's lopsided grins.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Berry gives a riveting performance, but as a deeply decent man trapped in a hell of his own making, Del Toro gives the kind of career performance Berry gave in Monster's Ball.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Things We Lost in the Fire veers away from the real and hard and toward the fantastic.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

You can't manufacture honest sentiment.... So, I'd have to call the movie a noble miss.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
A very touching drama about dealing with grieve and second chances with some non-chronological storytelling in the first third and mighty fine acting.… More
Lanning : )
I kept wanting more. A spark. A fire to erupt and totally engross me, suck me into the story. I wanted to feel like I wasn't just watching a movie; I… More
Bruce Bruce
Took me 4 days to watch this movie, just was so boring, but after seeing it, I know I am a Jerry, not a drug user I'm just a very depressed person with no… More
Jake ....
This is definitely a film of lost potential. The cast is great, and they all give incredible performances - Alison Lohman, especially. I'm surprised she… More
Lady D'arbanville
An emotional, powerful story of grief, addiction and love. Excellent performances from Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, perhaps both their best roles to date.… More
Al S
Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry give strong, outstanding and emotionally charged performances. Del Toro is perfect, he never over acts and never misses a note.… More

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