Things We Lost In The Fire was one of the first mainstream movies that I felt broke many movie barrier rules and portrayed the beauty of biracial families and marriage. Released in 2007, the film didn’t receive the recognition it deserved.
Without giving away too much of the plot, Halle Berry plays a wife and mother struggling through grief and heartache over the death of her loving husband. Her husband, played by David Duchovny, is a doting father to their two beautiful bi-racial children. The love between their characters is evident, truthful, deep and honest. Another storyline within the film, depicts the husband’s friend, played by Benicio Del Toro, who struggles with addiction. The movie reveals the gritty truths of human struggle, paralyzing fear, death, forgiveness, growth, love, change, friendship, family, and most of all inner strength.