Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Burning Plain (2008)

A drama concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Well-intentioned and well-cast drama about love, guilt and redemption with a complex, but somewhat overladen storyline.

Maltin**: "Piecing this story puzzle together is moderately intriguing but the characters' fates are discouragingly bleak. Somber, well-acted drama marks screenwriter Arriaga's directing debut, and follows his signature style of presenting seemingly disconnected stories that ultimately coalesce (21 GRAMS, BABEL, et. al.), but doesn't have the impact of his better scripts."

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