Parents' Guide to

Things We Lost in the Fire

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Story of death and redemption too much for kids.

Movie R 2007 119 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

15+ !!

i watched this film and i likee itt so much, very good acting from halle berry and benicio del torro suggested to all 15 under ages..

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This drama is heavy on emotional impact, and not likely to appeal to kids. Danish director Susanne Bier is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, best known for films about family crises, death, and all the tiny moments that make us all human. In THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE, Bier's first English-language film, she brings her decidedly European sensibilities to this drama starring A-list Hollywood actors Berry and Del Toro. Del Toro's incredible ability to modulate his intensity level, coupled with Bier's flawless way of capturing small, intimate moments, helps Things We Lost in the Fire transcend the sentimentality that can weigh down stories about loss.

Some audiences may find it hard to sit through a film without an obvious ending, but thanks to foreign-born filmmakers, American moviegoers are slowly realizing that you don't always have to have a happy ending to have a satisfying film.

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