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The Substance of Fire

The Substance of Fire (1996)

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In this adaptation of a stage play by Jon Robin Baitz, a successful head of a New York publishing firm unravels after the death of his wife. Isaac Geldhart (Ron Rifkin) is a German Jewish survivor of the Holocaust who has been emotionally scarred by the traumas of his childhood, during which he spent many days hiding in an attic full of books. He has grown into a demanding perfectionist of a businessman, but his company is failing despite a sterling reputation for quality. He becomes obsessed

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Jon Robin Baitz

Jan 4, 2003

Miramax

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The actors are all fantastic in their roles, especially [Ron] Rifkin.

August 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Suggests that there is no family wound that cannot be healed by love and forgiveness.

August 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Substance of Fire has very little substance or fire. Hutton continued the downward movement of his career while Sarah Jessica Parker hadn't quite gotten the uplift in hers.
October 26, 2012
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