Dara returns home to reconnect with her husband and her young daughter, whom she left two years earlier. When she arrives, she discovers that a woman who is seven months pregnant has taken her place and that her daughter no longer recognizes her. LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE tells the story of a woman’s struggle to regain the life she left behind.
This will be a very short review, as I didn’t like much of the film. However, I will try to highlight some of the film I did like.
Like a House on fire plays out like a lifetime movie of the week, it’s not very well paced or established in its finished product. It has a very much been there done that feel to the whole approach. Sara Sutherland is fine in her role here though it’s not written complicated or has any depth to portray, it’s disappointing a story like this should be a winning formula but the director fails to deliver.
I do wish there much more grittiness to the story that would make it far more interesting. Jared Abrahamson tried to elevate his character but again there was no depth to his story also making it a painful watch for the most part. I don’t blame the actors for the misfire that is Like a House on Fire, I blame the writing and pacing from the editing.
Overall grade: 1.5/5 Stars
Written By: AJ Friar