Trailer for ‘Fireflies in the Garden’ Starring Ryan Reynolds and Willem Dafoe


Here’s a trailer for writer/director Dennis Lee’s Fireflies in the Garden starring Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Julia Roberts, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hayden Panettiere.  Oddly enough the movie was finished in 2008 and is only now getting a fall release here after it premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival.  Is the final product that bad?  The trailer makes it look like a decent drama; the tension is certainly there between Dafoe and Reynolds.

Fireflies in the Garden is set in the present day, and revolves around three generations of a family, with flash-backs to their growing up. A major focus is on domineering father Charles (Willem Dafoe) and his strained relationships with son Michael (young: Cayden Boyd; adult: Ryan Reynolds), sister-in-law Jane (young: Hayden Panettiere; adult: Emily Watson) and other family members.

Fireflies in the Garden will open to select markets on October 14th. Here’s the trailer: