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Things We Lost In The Fire
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 131 (May 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alison Lohman, Omar Benson Miller & John Carroll Lynch

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include the featurette "A Discussion About Things We Lost In The Fire" (20 minutes), seven deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer, and additional previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 35009
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For drug content and language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 118
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/04/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Susanne Bier
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Things We Lost In The Fire Audrey Burke's (Berry) comfortable life as a stay-at-home mom is shattered when her husband Brian (Duchovny), is killed in a random act of violence. Still reeling from the loss of her husband Audrey invites Jerry Sunbourne (Del Toro), one of Brian's oldest and most troubled friends, to move in with her in hopes he will help her family through the grief. Somehow, as Jerry pieces his life together, the recovering heroin addict helps Audrey and her children begin to heal. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD shows good resolution, although not great, and deep black levels, although shadow delineation is somewhat lacking. Contrast is a little overblown, giving an unnatural transition from light to dark, especially noticeable in the shadows on people

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