‘Burn’ is a lighthearted Coen film

Take a self-important CIA analyst, womanizing Treasury department officer, plastic surgery-obsessed customer service rep, daft personal trainer and religious-leader-turned-gym manager, and you’ve got the ingredients for “Burn After Reading,” a Joel and Ethan Coen film that’s the polar opposite of “No Country for Old Men.”

While “Country” — also a Coen effort — was dark, uncompromising and downright depressing, “Burn” is a sprightly affair that’s lighthearted even when the characters are engaged in blackmail, theft and murder.

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