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Burning Bright (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 2 May 2012 (Bahrain)
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Burning Bright is a movie starring Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, and Garret Dillahunt. A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

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... Johnny Gaveneau
... Kelly Taylor
... Tom Taylor
Peggy Sheffield ... Doctor Orsi
... Catherine Taylor (as Mary Rachel Dudley)
... Sheriff
Katie ... Tiger
Schicka ... Tiger
Kismet ... Tiger
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In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account the day before. When Kelly arrives home, Johnny reveals that he used the money to buy a tiger for his 'safari show' project. In addition he has the house reinforced, in order to protect it from hurricanes, so all the windows and external doors are covered with wood. When Kelly awakes, she finds that the starving tiger is inside the house and Tom and she are trapped with the ravenous animal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are forces of nature that can be controlled , and others that cannot. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Ravenous  »

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Briana Evigan (Kelly) had an ear infection while filming the laundry shoot scene. See more »

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Johnny Gaveneau: Look, I'm starting a safari ranch. This is my main attraction. I need, you know, a scary animal.
Howie: Scary?
Johnny Gaveneau: Yeah. That's what the tourists pay to see. I don't think this cat's scary enough. I'm not paying top dollar for an animal that doesn't scare anyone and doesn't know any tricks. Now, maybe if I'm paying less, say, $5,000 less...
Howie: Mr. Gaveneau, the only reason we are talking is because last month this cat attacked a circus horse while 300 of your tourists ran screaming for their lives.
Johnny Gaveneau: Chased ...
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References Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) See more »

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I'm Free
Written by Briana Evigan, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael O. McHenry and Alain Whyte
Performed by Freeskool
Published by Little Bean Publishing (BMI), Cherry River Publishing (BMI), Downtown Publishing (BMI),
Whyte Publishing LTD (ASCAP), Sobini Films (BMI) and Absolutely Sobini (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Freeskool and Sobini Films
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Not much William Blake, but there is a tiger
24 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

"Burning Bright" is a straight-forward, simply told, thriller. With a hurricane approaching, a house gets boarded up for the night. Problem is, it's also the site of a future safari park, complete with a tiger, which gets locked in the house with a young woman and her autistic brother.

The title must surely come from the William Blake poem "Tyger". "Tyger Tyger. burning bright, In the forests of the night." In which, one of the significant themes is the question of how can God create such beautiful things and destructive things at the same time? If that theme is explored in this movie, only in the most simplistic way. Blake also touches on evil and its many forms. Here, we definitely see evil, and I found it interesting how they combined all its different configurations. The film presented us with nature's evil, man-kind's evil and evil from the animal kingdom. However, that is the extent of anything beyond a simplistic thriller.

"Burning Bright" gives us a damsel in distress and a young boy living in his own world. The tiger is hunting them down and our heroine experiences her fair share of close calls, ingenuity, and love for her younger brother. Briana Evigan plays the damsel, and exactly as you would expect her to - with sexy clothes, lots of sweat, fear in her eyes, and she becomes her own hero. She may now be relegated to the horror/thriller genre. Her autistic younger brother is played by Charlie Tahan, you will recognize him as the younger brother in "Charlie St. Cloud". The film does a good job of characterization to open the movie, and then we actually spend the majority of the movie with a real, live tiger - "burning bright, in the forests of the night."


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