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Burn (2019)

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When a gas station is held at gunpoint by a desperate man in need of cash, a lonely and unstable gas station attendant, tired of being overshadowed by her more outgoing co-worker, finds an opportunity to make a connection with the robber.

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Mike Gan

Writer:

Mike Gan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tilda Cobham-Hervey ... Melinda
Josh Hutcherson ... Billy
Suki Waterhouse ... Sheila
Harry Shum Jr. ... Officer Liu
Shiloh Fernandez ... Perry
Keith Leonard Keith Leonard ... Darryl
Angel Valle Jr. ... Cory (as Angel Valle)
John D. Hickman ... Bruce
Wayne Pyle ... Fred
Winter-Lee Holland ... Dolores
Rob Figueroa ... Philip
Doug Motel Doug Motel ... Howard
James Devoti ... Dominik
Joe James Joe James ... Marcus
Malina Moye ... Dispatcher
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When a gas station is held at gunpoint by a desperate man in need of cash, a lonely and unstable gas station attendant, tired of being overshadowed by her more outgoing co-worker, finds an opportunity to make a connection with the robber.

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Hell of a Night

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Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout, violence including a sexual assault, and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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A fantastic little thriller
6 October 2019 | by JasonMcFigginsSee all my reviews

Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Melinda and Suki Waterhouse as Sheila are extraordinarily in tune with what their characters call for to set Burn out on the unpredictable path it follows. Melinda is a sweetly disturbed, well intentioned, lonely girl who forces awkward moments with customers and who dips her finger in freshly brewed coffee to feel the heat she wishes to have with a man. There's an off kilter emptiness to Melinda that Cobham-Hervey puts front and center with an appropriate misleading elegance, creating a complex and dangerous character in a standout performance. And Waterhouse steals every scene she's in as the wise cracking Sheila who instigates and pushes boundaries with the chip on her shoulder and eye rolling attitude. The 2 are the perfect foil for Josh Hutcherson's Billy, the would be robber who wandered into the wrong gas station. Hutcherson is effective here, perfectly charming and convincingly hot headed when his charm fails him. Burn is a fantastic little thriller that unfolds slowly to reveal a twisted series of events, and its 3 stars are integral to its success in a dialogue heavy script. I don't know if there's good and evil in the gas station where Melinda works, maybe just a thin line in between the 2 extremes and Burn manages to toe that line and explore the grayest areas of life, the purgatory people create for themselves...or find themselves in. It's here where Melinda lives, on the edges of this thin line between good and evil in the seedy gas station of the highway called Paradise Pumps. And if heaven is paradise, this long night at Paradise Pumps proves that paradise is indeed lost. Burn is a great little gem, I hope people check this one out.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,373
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1.85 : 1
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