Fireflies in the Garden

Fireflies in the Garden
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dennis Lee
  • Written by: Dennis Lee
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd, Cayden Boyd

Novelist Michael Waechter's (Reynolds) autobiographical account of his childhood is about to put the boot into his mum (Roberts), his frustrated academic dad (Dafoe) and his sister (Watson). Throw in Michael's sexy ex-wife, and the discovery of his mother's secret lover and you've got an all star soap opera, but one which director Dennis Lee never brings to the boil. A high calibre dud.

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Fireflies in the Garden

28 May 20092 stars

The beatific title comes from a poem by Robert Frost. In this film, it is also the name of a confessional manuscript by novelist Michael Waechter (Ryan Reynolds). An autobiographical account of his childhood, Michael’s book is designed to put the boot…

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