Fireflies in the Garden
- Director:Dennis Lee
- Stars:Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Julia Roberts, Ioan Gruffudd, Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Lucio, Cayden Boyd, George Newbern .....
A family with an abusive father, a sensitive son, and a mother out of her depth: we see them when Michael is about 12 and when hes in his 30s, a writer of romance novels, going home for his mother and sisters college graduations. We go back and forth between the two periods: when Michael is a boy, the pressure builds to the point when the thin thread keeping them as a family threatens to break, and theres a fight. During Michaels trip home, theres an unexpected death which prolongs his stay and brings to the light his relationship with his father, his aunt, and her young children. Michaels estranged wife joins them for the funeral.