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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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Denise Coates

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Denise Coates
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Credited cast:
Karl Alvarez Karl Alvarez ... Lembo
Jessica Ballard Jessica Ballard ... Marnie Lowell
Robert Bisetti Robert Bisetti ... Boss
Abe Brenann Abe Brenann ... Tim Hunter
Abe Brennan Abe Brennan ... Tim Hunter
Sam Ceridon Sam Ceridon ... Detective
Cathy Coan Cathy Coan ... Marci
Daniel Coates Daniel Coates ... Pero
Denise Coates Denise Coates ... Karen Moone
Timothy Englert ... Bartender
Jason Livermore Jason Livermore ... Drunken Pete
Brian McCulley ... Bill
Nate Mendel Nate Mendel ... Devin
Nato Morris Nato Morris ... Douglas Moone
John Pendergrast 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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Sometimes destiny has a way of finding us

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R

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A Boring Melodrama That Inspires People to Write in IMDb
28 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Karen Moone (Denise Coates) 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 (Jessica Ballard). Kyle Elliot (Nathan Webb) is a man bored with his perfect middle-class life with the shallow and beautiful wife Sarah (Marti Phillips) 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.

"Our Burden Is Light" is a boring melodrama that apparently inspires people to write in IMDb. Of course I am being ironic, but what else could I write about a movie that I bought for US$ 4.00 without any previous reference with the misleading Brazilian title of "Tormented Souls" which has forty-two (42) reviews of people with only one comment in IMDb? Further, most of them promoting a badly acted and flawed story that seems to have been inspired in a Mexican soap-opera, where people seriously injured (with incredible double amnesia) do not go to a hospital but to a church. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Almas Atormentadas" ("Tormented Souls")


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Language:

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2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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