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

- Dad?

- Yes.

The water is green.

No, it is fluorescent.

- How is it? Fluore...

- Fluorescent.

Fluorescent it means

ignition from inside.

Am I then fluorescent?

Yes Dory, you are it.


Why does he/she call himself to sleep charmed?

Sedada affection is.

Not I know that that that

word means, mom.

It means that she has taken

pills to be able to sleep.

She lost their son, Harper.

Not there is nothing else painful

in the entire world.

More than to lose your father?


... different.

- Mom's cousin comes.

- Yes, why?

Not I have spoken with

her in almost ten years.

It is Brian's computer.

- Not I can go, you would rot...

- Ok, I understand it.

Who is Nicks290?.

Oh God, is a friend of Brian of the

university. Now he/she does live in Michigan, what does he/she say?

He/she says How you believe that

do new Sonix work?.

What do you believe of him?

He/she has a good rebound, but

he/she needs something to jump.

Then he/she writes that.

Ok can make it.

- Sh*t

- What? What does it happen?

- I forgot to tell to somebody.

- To who?

Neal, can you take me to Rend?

Rend? Not you can call?.

No, he/she doesn't have telephone.

- Who doesn't have telephone affection?

- Can you take me?

- Non affection, we go.

- It is well, I have it, I will go.

He/she looks at the address book here

and it looks for Jerry Sunborne.

Who is Jerry Sunborne?

Who devils is Jerry Sunborne?

- Do you want to eat something?

- I am well.

Audrey is well.

- Could you give me one of those?

- Yes.

Thank you.

- My name is Howard Glassman.

- Jerry.

- Of where you know Brian?

- Crecimosjuntos.

Oh, me alone I live in this street

and I financed some of their treatments.

- Oh, no...

- I sit down it.

My wife.

A pleasure to know you, Jerry.

Oh, so you are smoking again.

- Hey

- Hello.

- David

- My name is Jerry.

- Are you Harper?.

- Yes.


- Their father was my best friend.

- Why?

When I had your

age, last week.

You can always be young if you want it.

And Dory has that scar in the nose...

... because he/she was running and he/she thought that

the glass door was open.

But it was closed.

Everybody knows that, Dory.

- You don't like mice, they scare you.

- Not they speak.

Yes, that is it they make.

Their suit is squeezed a little.

Oh, thank you, it was improving the view.

Comely to that cannot make this.

He/she practices.

- Hello.

- Hello, Jerry.

I sit down it a lot.

Thank you to come.

I am very grateful that you came.

Not it was very sure that you would make it.

Not there is problem.

I hated you.

I hated you during so many years.

- It is well

- I know it.

This seems so silly.

It was so loyal.

He/she didn't surrender, you know.

Most of people him ago,

but him not.

- I know it.

- Better I leave.

- No, I need you to stay.

Porfavor could be alone for a while.

- Sure.

- Alone a little.

- Sure.


Brian was some 6 years old and

we were in Cuntry Club,

he/she was swiming in the pool

and all that said was that...

... it had been made pis in the pool.

Everybody lost temper, Jude

Addison also and he/she told him/her...

What are you making?

He was urinating in the

pool the same as in their urinal.

At the end it was proud

of what had made,

he/she was not a bad boy,

it was calm, you know.

And I said...

... I have forgotten the history.

I said...

Why... ? Be quiet.

I said:
Why did you make that?

He looked at me and he/she told me...

Sh*t, I have forgotten what said,

it was so comic, oh.

He said:
Not I do want to wet my bat and what?

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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