Fireflies in the Garden Synopsis
Flashbacks reveal a young man's (Ryan Reynolds) life of abuse at the hands of his father.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Instead of concealing it, I'll just come out and say that I find it difficult to be enthusiastic about this well-acted and gracefully...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The screenplay shows signs of being inspired by personal memories that still hurt and are still piling up in Michael's mind. Fair enough,...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The resentments acted out at the dining table by the rest of this miserable family - gathered for a graduation celebration that turns into...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Dennis Lee comes up empty. Kids, parents, siblings, an aunt and an estranged wife all bicker and yell, but the noise cancels itself out....
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By Richard Mowe
As tales of troubled families go, it may have aspirations to be like "Ordinary People," but it falls way short.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
There's a strange sort of diffidence that seems to inhabit Dafoe and Roberts' performances, and the disconnect between the two Janes is...
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25

Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
The actors are left to go through the motions of a sterile script that director Dennis Lee tries to bring to life not through, for example,...
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A dispiriting rehash of dysfunctional family clichés that seems to last longer than Thanksgiving Day dinner.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
There are some moments of blessed levity to the otherwise mordant melodramatics...That's not enough to sustain interest in the Taylors and...
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
A completely incoherent mess.
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Great film!

By dan19765
This wonderful film was moving, funny and beautiful. It had great performances from an incredible cast, and a story that was thought-provoking as well as entertaining. I left the theater feeling...

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By Drez_Digital
deep coming of age drama...

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Rated R | For Language and Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Uneven drama about unhappy family, including tragedy.
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POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF