"The Burial"

The Burial: A David vs. Goliath Legal Battle with a Twist

In the world of cinema, captivating stories come in all shapes and sizes, but few are as riveting as The Burial. This true story, set in the 1990s, masterfully brought to life on the screen, offers a refreshing take on the classic David vs. Goliath battle, with a remarkable twist.

Never Settle The Burial, Inspired by True Events

A Battle of Inheritance

Tommy Lee Jones shines in his portrayal of Joseph O’Keefe, a small-town funeral home owner on the brink of losing everything to a corporate giant embodied by the talented Bill Camp. The movie introduces us to a compelling legal showdown, and the small business owner has an unconventional, yet fiercely competitive lawyer, Willie E. Gary, portrayed brilliantly by Jamie Foxx, in his corner.

A Unique Perspective on Success

What sets The Burial apart is its refusal to follow the typical narrative of making characters apologize for their success or wealth. In this story, success is celebrated, but the spotlight is on how it was achieved. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of success, money, morals, and the paths individuals take to attain their goals.

Tommy Lee Jones shines in his portrayal of Joseph O’Keefe.

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The lawyer Willie E. Gary (Photo Courtesy of Angela McCants Brown)

A Multilayered Examination of Racism

This movie delves deep into the issue of racism, exploring it from various angles. It highlights how individuals who claim to have experienced racism can, at times, exhibit racist behavior towards others. It doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths and forces the viewers to confront their own biases.

Outstanding Cast

The cast of The Burial is nothing short of extraordinary. Jurnee Smollett delivers a powerful performance as the antagonist lawyer, while Alan Ruck excels as the former lawyer. Mamoudou Athie captivates the audience in his role as the rookie lawyer, and Bill Camp’s portrayal of the corporate CEO is perfection.

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The lawyer Willie E. Gary (Photo Courtesy of Angela McCants Brown)

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This image released by Amazon Prime Video shows, from left, Dorian Missick, Jamie Foxx, and Mamoudou Athie in a scene from “The Burial.”

A Must-Watch

The Burial is a must-watch for those who enjoy a mix of entertainment and deep reflection. The engaging plot, exceptional character development, and thought-provoking themes will keep you on the edge of your seat. The refusal to make apologies for success, combined with the exceptional storytelling, make this movie a standout in its genre.

You can experience the brilliance of The Burial right now on Amazon Prime. It’s a film that entertains, enlightens, and leaves a lasting impression. Don’t miss out on this cinematic gem that offers a fresh take on the classic David vs. Goliath tale.

Jackie Torres is an actress, writer, director, producer, and film, television, radio, and theater professor based in Hollywood, California. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Radio, Film, and Television from the University of Maryland in College Park and a Master's degree in Public Communications from the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.

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