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Love It or Leave It: Theron, Basinger in The Burning Plain

The Burning Plain is described as "a drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother (Kim Basinger) and daughter (Charlize Theron) who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood," and the new trailer for the Sept. 18 release certainly includes plenty of drama. Drama, drama, drama. There appear to be some criss-crossing love affairs and lots of mother-daughter angst.

On the one hand, the movie was written and directed by Babel's Guillermo Arriaga and there seems to be plenty of dark, slow-boiling tension throughout. Having said that, though, I had to remind myself to pay attention to the trailer, as I found my mind wandering.

How do you think The Burning Plain looks? Promising? Or not so much?

One-sheet courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

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