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Our Burden Is Light (2000)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2000 (USA)
Karen Moone is a needy woman with an unfaithful boyfriend that is completely miserable after the suicide of her mother. Her only friend is the punk singer and baker Marnie Lowell. Kyle ... See full summary »

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Karl Alvarez ...
Lembo
Jessica Ballard ...
Marnie Lowell
Robert Bisetti ...
Boss
Abe Brenann ...
Tim Hunter
Abe Brennan ...
Tim Hunter
Sam Ceridon ...
Detective
Cathy Coan ...
Marci
Daniel Coates ...
Pero
Denise Coates ...
Karen Moone
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Bartender
Jason Livermore ...
Drunken Pete
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Bill
Nate Mendel ...
Devin
Nato Morris ...
Douglas Moone
John Pendergrast ...
Suit #2
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Karen Moone is a needy woman with an unfaithful boyfriend that is completely miserable after the suicide of her mother. Her only friend is the punk singer and baker Marnie Lowell. Kyle Elliot is a man bored with his perfect middle-class life with the shallow and beautiful wife Sarah that works composing jingles for advertisements. While waiting for a bus in a rainy night, Karen and Kyle are violently assaulted by a thief and Karen has amnesia. Kyle pretends that he lost his memories too and both stay in a church, where they fall in love for each other. When Kyle is located by his wife and Karen recalls her previous life, they both miss the time they spend together. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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My God what a great picture
15 September 2004 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

This is one of those "must see"s for anyone dissatisfied with the current views of our times. It artfully flicks its nose at the popular culture and shows characters forced through the circumstances of modern day American values to flee to the subculture systems in order to escape the screwed up values we have. It reminds me so much of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" when Jack Nicholson tells everyone in the psych ward that THEY are the sane ones. This film has that 60's revolution vibe but set in modern day. I love how the two main characters, though from different worlds, fall into the same depression from what their lives have become. Him a jingle writer who used to be a great musician. Now he writes jingles to support his money-grubbing wife's spending habits. He feels stuck in a world of suits and Range Rovers. The main actress is also stuck in a world where the subculture isn't a real answer to the problems of the dominant culture, so she paints as her only means to express her angst. I love so much how the only real escape they find is through Divine Intervention. Pretty cool. Even though this movie made me really sad at times, it ultimately was about redemption of the rebellious individual forging their own way in a world of lemmings.


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