Before the Fire by Charlie Buhler is a suspense-thriller movie directed by Charlie Buhler from a screenplay written by Stephen Gaghan. The film revolves around an upcoming Hollywood starlet who loses everything in a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. When she returns home to Los Angeles from the disaster, she finds that something has happened to her old home in the Oklahoma.
As soon as her house is demolished, Hollywood finds out that a real estate developer (Drew DeVeaux) is trying to buy it at auction. After she and her family discover the truth about the demolition, the soon to be divorced starlet takes matters into her own hands. But as she seeks out her lost belongings, she discovers that this new development will spell disaster for all of her past and present relationships. Meanwhile, someone else has an eye on the family fortune.
In addition to Michael Fogle as the starlet's realtor wife, Mandy Patinkin plays his mother in the role of his new business partner. She is played by Catherine O'Hara, who is another well-known actress in Hollywood. Both of these actors are talented and offer a great performance. The script is very well written and has a strong plot. It is not a great read, but the movie does have its moments.
The acting is not so much outstanding, but there is nothing that can really call for a bad performance. Some parts seem too obvious to be convincing. This is because the screenplay and story are not well thought out. They may just be ploys for one actor to get more money.
The movie is not as suspenseful as other movies that I have seen with similar themes. It feels more like an action movie. I'm sure you will enjoy it if you are a fan of movies that are more of a thriller type. If you prefer more action, then I would not recommend this movie.
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This movie will most likely appeal more to women than men. Since the plot involves a woman taking matters into her own hands, I don't think men will be as excited as women. However, the women that are drawn to this movie will probably have mixed emotions. As you know, this is a movie based on a true story.
Drew Deveaux is great as the realtor's wife. Catherine O'Hara is good as his new business partner. Their chemistry is good throughout the film, but there are times when they seem to be working at cross purposes. The script was written very poorly.
Michael Fogle looks great in the role of the realtor. He is also good at playing the role of a man who tries to save his marriage. Even though he has little acting ability, he nails it each and every time. Overall, this is a nice little movie and I am sure you will enjoy it.