The Burial (2023)

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Watch Film The Burial (2023) – When a handshake deal goes wrong, funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe enlists the charismatic and smooth-talking lawyer, Willie E. Gary, to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as this unlikely pair come together to uncover corporate corruption and racial injustice. After watching hundreds of movies a year, we often forget that sometimes the surest and sometimes the best pleasures come from simple comfort food. Director Maggie Betts’ “The Burial,” an inspirational ’90s courtroom drama that takes on extreme comedy, arrives as simple and sweet as a summer Southern breeze when flashy personal injury attorney Willie E. Gary (Jamie Foxx) arrives in Mississippi to defend Mild-mannered Jeremiah O’Keefe (Tommy Lee Jones) takes on a multi-billion dollar corporation.

“The Burial” has some sketchy components, such as thin characters, an oddly framed rivalry and an anti-climactic ending. Still, Betts’s beloved story of an unlikely couple turned friends is entertaining. It dramatically begins several months earlier, when a bankrupt Jeremiah—owner of several funeral homes and a funeral insurance business—travels with his old lawyer Mike Allred (Alan Ruck) to Vancouver, BC, to sell three funeral homes to CEO Ray Loewen. (Bill Camp). An agreement had been reached for Lowen’s yacht, but four months had passed, and Lowen had not signed the contract. Only young Hal (Mamoudou Athie), a new lawyer and family friend, is suspicious: He thinks Loewen is waiting for Jeremiah, hoping the quiet American’s business will crash, leaving a whole network of funeral homes to buy on the cheap. This convinced Jeremiah not only to sue, but to do so in majority-black Hinds County. This is Willie E. Gary.

Most “We Must Overcome” mixed-race films like “Green Book,” “The Help,” and “The Blind Side” fail because they try to redress long-standing racial injustices in a story space that feels fun and stale. to which only the white characters truly feel redeemed and avenged by the end credits. But “The Burial” doesn’t believe it can resolve microaggressions, inequality and racism in its 126-minute runtime. This word was also not used to cure Jeremiah of his feelings of guilt. Instead, Foxx as Willie is the lead in one of his best, most passionate and hilarious performances in recent memory (though “They Clone Tyrone” is also a 2023 highlight for him)

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