Burden is yet another drama about overcoming racism. Garrett Hedlund and Forest Whitaker are powerful as the leads. What irks me is that for something so important, I keep feeling like I’m watching a retread of a retread. There are only so many ways that you can tell this kind of story. But, it’s also important to share these tales of courage.
The DVD comes with a behind the scenes featurette as the sole special feature. It’s not great, but at least it’s something. On smaller indie fare, that kind of effort should be commended. So, what does that mean in the long run? Watch it if you’re interested, just don’t expect to have your world changed.