Audrey (Halle Berry) is reeling after a terrible loss, and impulsively invites a troubled life-long friend Jerry (Benicio Del Toro) to stay with her and her two children. With each other's help, Audrey and Jerry discover hope and happiness in their new lives.
- Things We Lost in the Fire review by JD
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This film has not been widely acclaimed either within these ratings or by the critics. I genuinely don't see why. The sad existence of the heroine addict is neither glamorized nor stigmatised. It become completely understandable and almost mundane. Del Toro looks so unhealthy at the bottom of his lapse it is difficult to imagine it is just make up. His relationship with Berry's character is very complex and you can feel their thoughts and emotions and the changes in their relationship as their lives move to different phases. The only slightly unrealistic scene was the cold turkey after one or two days of lapsing was over done. The film title doesn't do it any favours.