After a tragedy turns celebration into mourning, flashbacks reveal a young novelist's (Ryan Reynolds) troubled relationship with his abusive father (Willem Dafoe).
2011 was going to be the "year of Ryan Reynolds" with the actor appearing in the superhero adaptation of Green Lantern and the r-rated body-switching comedy The Change-up. Instead of Reynolds being catapulted into super-stardom, however, both movies flopped.
Reynolds will get his third chance this year at winning over an audience with the family drama Fireflies in the Garden, which casts Reynolds as the novelist son of kind mother Julia Roberts and cruel father Willem Dafoe. While the cast is certainly impressive, there's only one reason the movie might not be Reynolds' box office redemption: it was shot three years ago and is being self-distributed by the movie's producers.
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