Things We Lost in the Fire

Synopsis: Grief, recovery, and human contact. Brian is a great guy - a sweet father, a good husband, and a loyal friend to his boyhood pal Jerry who's a junkie. When tragedy strikes, Jerry tries to help Brian's wife and children cope, and Audrey, Brian's widow, tries to help Jerry kick the habit. Loss and addiction are stubborn. The story starts on the day of the funeral, with Brian appearing in flashbacks. A neighbor's divorce, a dinner party that includes a young woman from the Narcotics Anonymous group Jerry attends, and thinking back to a fire in Brian and Audrey's garage give the story texture.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Susanne Bier
Production: Dreamworks/Paramount
  4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Not I do want to wet my bat and what?

That is well.

The era a little slowed

when he/she was boy.

No, I sit down it, but it was it.

It was slow, you already know.

Are we at home?

Don't allow them to grow.


I will make something of pasta.


I will get dressed for the occasion,

do you want that?

When he/she returns.

- No, not.

- I have to make it.

- Why?

- It is their birthday.

- And what?

- Because I know it since he/she was boy.

Every time that you will see scares me to it a lot.

- You cannot return.

- Not be so dramatic.

He/she stops to be so frank.

Audrey, is its birthday.

Who does know how many more he/she will have?.


- Jerry.

- Hello.

Happy Birthday.

- Happy age.

- Happy age.

- You are already an old one.

- Yes.

It happens.

- Is she well?

- Yes it is well.

He/she has a seat.

I am hungry. Do you want to eat something?

- Yes.

- Yes?

Let us leave.

- Something eats coffee...

- Strawberries.

- Strawberries?

- Yes.

- Let us look for some soup.

- OK.

I am happy with the work.

Not you said that you would discharge

to the workers?

YAudrey is with another.

You have revised those

messages in their cellular one?.

Not I have to make it.

You don't understand it, she shines so well,

that it is not possible that

alone he/she goes to bed with me.

Our neighbor is as Langdon Higgs,

that mountaineer, drawee

of beers, funny.

She is in love of Langdon Higgs.

Then you should have a

I hurt with the bad type.

The era the good one.

You still... ?


You are still in the rotation, you don't believe.

You know, you can accept the good thing,

but also the bad thing.

You have all that a man would want.

The good Brian accepts.

You have what I have never had...

- No, don't speak that yourself.

Brian, you are the only one true

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Allan Loeb

Allan Loeb (born July 25, 1969) is an American screenwriter and film and television producer. He wrote the 2007 film Things We Lost in the Fire and created the 2008 television series New Amsterdam. He wrote the film drama 21, which also was released in 2008. Among his other credits, he wrote and produced The Switch (2010). He also co-wrote Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and wrote The Dilemma (2011), and Just Go with It (2011). He performed a rewrite for the musical Rock of Ages (2012), and the mixed martial arts comedy Here Comes the Boom (2012). more…

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