BURDEN movie review

BURDEN movie poster
 
Janet's TAKE: #BurdenMovie is a slow-paced tale of unlikely friendship and faith in overcoming hatred.  Grade/C+

Garrett Hedlund and a strong supporting cast rise above the
preachy atmosphere. The story meanders unevenly throughout from dark moments to light and uplifting, but is not totally without merit.

Directed by Andrew Heckler

Starring Andrea Riseborough, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker and Tom Wilkinson

Synopsis:
Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Butler, Black Panther) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) star in a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate. Set in a small South Carolina town scarred from deep-rooted racism in the mid-nineties, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American Reverend (Whitaker) shelters Mike Burden (Hedlund) a KKK member, along with his girlfriend Judy, a single mother played by Andrea Riseborough. Through his faith and love, Reverend Kennedy helps Mike leave his violent past in the Klan ultimately helping to heal the community. -101 Studios

MPAA Rating: Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout including racial epithets

Running Time: 117 minutes

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