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Audrey and Brian enjoy a comfortable life with their two kids. Although their marriage is good, the one rift between them is Jerry, Brian's close childhood friend, a lawyer whose life has deteriorated because of his drug dependence. But after Brian's sudden death, Audrey invites Jerry to his funeral, partly out of guilt and partly in recognition of his lifelong friendship with her husband. From the dark abyss of her grief, she finds herself reaching out to Jerry as the only person who may have known and loved Brian as much as she did.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good Things We Lost in the Fire is emotionally challenging and honest. There are no easy ways out for the characters and, at one time or another, we find ourselves feeling deeply for all of them...
Roger EbertFull Review Good ...the movie is an engrossing melodrama, and it has its heart in the right place.
USA TodayFull Review Good Things We Lost in the Fire is a nakedly honest, often gut-wrenching look at the emptiness of grief and the slow process of recovery, whether from sudden tragedy or the slow death of addiction.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 16 moviegoers:We couldn't collect very many reviews because this movie was not well attended and there were eight other movies that opened the same day.
TEENS:The one male teen rated it as average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The one male enjoyed it very much and the one female also enjoyed it.
ADULTS:One-third of the males enjoyed it very much. Most of the remaining two-thirds rated it as average. As for the ladies, better than half truly enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the remaining half rated it for average to terrible. These reviews are to few and too mixed to make a recommendation on seeing this movie.
Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) is reeling from the shock of the news that has just
been delivered to her door by the local police: her warm and loving husband
Brian (David Duchovny), the father of their two young children, has been killed in
a random act of violence.
Once anchored by the love and comforts of their 11-year marriage, Audrey
is now adrift. Impulsively, she turns to Jerry Sunborne (Del Toro), a
addict who has been her husband's close friend since childhood.
Desperate to fill the painful void caused by her husband's death, Audrey
invites Jerry to move into the room adjacent to their garage in the hope that he
can help her and her children cope with their sudden loss. Jerry is facing a daily
battle to stay off drugs, but in his unexpected role as surrogate parent and friend
to Audrey's son and daughter he finds a core of inner resilience.
As Jerry and Audrey navigate grief and denial, their fragile bonds are
constantly tested. Working together, however, they discover the strength to