Things We Lost in the Fire
(USA, 2007, 118 minutes)
After her husband dies tragically, a young widow reaches out to his junkie best friend. Upscale melodrama carried by smart, understated handling and excellent performances, but let down by a progressively watered down script.
Dreamworks Pictures presents a Neal Street production. Starring Halle Berry, Benicio del Toro; David Duchovny, Alison Lohman, Omar Benson Miller, John Carroll Lynch. Directed by Susanne Bier; produced by Sam Mendes, Sam Mercer; written by Allan Loeb; music by Johan Söderqvist, from themes by Gustavo Santaolalla; director of photography (DeLuxe prints, Panavision), Tom Stern; production designer, Richard Sherman; costume designer, Karen Matthews; film editors, Pernille Bech Christensen, Bruce Cannon.