Burning Patience (2022) Movie Review

Burning Patience – Movie Review

Burning Patience

Director: Rodrigo Sepulveda

Writer: Guillermo Calderon (Screenplay)

Writer: Antonio Skarmeta (Book)


  • Vivianne Dietz
  • Claudio Arredondo
  • Andrew Bargstad
  • Amalia Kassai

Plot: Mario is a young fisherman who dreams of becoming a poet. He gets a job as the postman to Pablo Neruda when the legendary writer moves there after being exiled from Chile.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Burning Patience starts as we meet a young fisherman Mario (Bargsted). He dreams of being more, he wants to become a poet. After taking a job as a postman, he learns he is delivering to the famous poet Neruda (Arrendondo).

As the two become friends, Mario starts learning how to express himself through poetry. This leads him to try and win the heart of local waitress Beatriz (Dietz). As the pair come from different worlds, they find themselves needing to understand love.

Verdict on Burning Patience

Burning Patience is a drama following two lovers that must prove they are in love to get approval from their parental figures. It sees the couple sharing poetry, as they look to find new ways to display their love for one another.

This is a romantic movie that shows how people can fall in love. It shows how they will win each other’s hearts in an extra romantic way that goes against typical romance. This is one that explores the changes in approval and has a backdrop of a Chilian upcoming election. However, this is more of the by-the-books style of romance that isn’t going to be for everyone.

Where to Watch: Burning Patience is available on Netflix now.

Final Thoughts Burning Patience is a by-the-books romance movie.

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