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Thursday
Aug072008

Movie Trailer - The Heavy-Hitting Drama 'Fireflies in the Garden'

fireflies.jpg Fireflies in the Garden premiered back in February at the Berlin Film Festival, and it very much has the luck of a festival-friendly movie. With its impressive ensemble, its non-linear storyline, and some pretty scarring family drama, the film is not one likely to pack 'em in, despite the presence of Julia Roberts.

That doesn't mean this is a bad movie, of course, merely that it won't do Pretty Woman business, a comparison I realize is terribly unfair to Roberts at this point in her career. After all, she won an Oscar for Erin Brockovich (in a performance I'll gladly defend if you want to challenge me), and how quickly we forget her work in Closer.

Still, Fireflies in the Garden looks like it's tackling some things head-on rather than sweeping subjects under the rug, and that's always a good thing for drama. In this case, the Waetcher family has a tough time keeping it all together after an unexpected tragedy, and the arc of the story covers some 20 years.

In addition to Roberts, the cast includes Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Ryan Reynolds, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd and Carrie-Anne Moss. A new international trailer for the film surfaced recently at Worst Previews, and here it is. Mind the subtitles.

Fireflies in the Garden will be released before the end of the year.

Reader Comments (3)

I'll be honest. The only reason I read this article was that I thought it might be the long awaited sequel to Serenity we've all been waiting for...

Saturday, August 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMjr. Browncoat

They can't all be what we hope for...

Saturday, August 9, 2008 | Registered CommenterGet The Big Picture

Though I am a major in the local chapter of the Browncoat Society, and have organized at least ten midnight charity screenings of Serenity, I must admit that I do enjoy your reports on Indie, Art-house, Foreign, and lesser known films, Colin Boyd.

We at the local Browncoat Society salute you, and hope that you will one day consider being the keynote speaker at one of our charity screenings!

Monday, August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMjr. Browncoat

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