Here’s the first trailer for the Dennis Lee directed movie, Fireflies in the Garden which is based on the poem by Robert Frost. It stars Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Cayden Boyd. A great cast indeed but read on for my thoughts on what you’re about to watch. This film was actually out in the UK back in 2009 before HeyUGuys started. Personally though, I’ve never heard of it.

I started watching this trailer for the first 1 minute and 40 seconds thinking that it was going to be a dark thriller about a father and son who have struggled with their relationship for their entire lives but then at the 1 min 40 mark, the music changes and it goes into a mushy story about forgiveness and reconciliation. Don’t get me wrong, reconciliation is what life is all about but this trailer had me fooled at something so much darker at the beginning than it did by the end. After that 1 min 40 mark, you could see where it was going so much so that I now don’t need to watch the movie!

To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa will graduate from college — decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family├é?s history and relationships come to light.

Maybe I’m being a little bit over the top in my analysis. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.