Few films this year have generated Oscar buzz upon arrival as Fireflies in the Garden. The film stars Willem Dafoe, Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds and Shanon Lucio.
The story of Fireflies in the Garden follows a Midwestern family who appear to be the perfect American clan. Dad (Dafoe) is a university professor on the verge of being named university president while mom (Roberts) is set to graduate college -- finishing an education stopped decades ago to raise children -- while their son (Reynolds) is a wildly successful romance writer and their daughter (Lucio) has just earned acceptance into one of the nation's best law schools.
Fate has other plans for this family as in Fireflies in the Garden; a serious accident completely derails all reason for joy. The story explores the family dynamic that lies beneath the surface that sometimes only comes to the forefront when an immense challenge presents itself.
Fireflies in the Garden arrives in theaters October 14 and also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Watson and Hayden Panettiere.