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Lights, Camera, Mixed Reaction: Brockton Neighbors Split Over Movie

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    A movie shot in Brockton, Massachusetts, has neighbors divided before it has even hit theaters.

    (Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017)

    A movie shot in Brockton, Massachusetts, has neighbors divided before it has even hit theaters.

    "We really enjoyed it," said Dottie Reid, who had her house rented out to be used in the movie "The Burning Woman".

    Not everyone on Burwell Street feels the same, especially the Paparella's.

    "It's like going to the doctor and the doctor says, 'it's not going to hurt,' and you get in there and it's really painful," said Angel Paparella.

    For a month, the movie, starring Sienna Miller and Aaron Paul, was shot on the quiet dead end road.

    One woman, who would only give her first name of "Mary," said she felt the shoot went on too long.

    Paparella calls that month "hell."

    "2:30 in the morning and looking at my clock," said Paparella, recalling the worst moment of the month. "My husband pacing back and forth because he has to get up at 5 a.m. — still up."

    The movie's production company, Scott Free, said they had no comment when reached by phone. The woman on the other line then hung up.

    Reid's husband, Jack, said he had a very pleasant experience.

    The couple was paid to have their house used and they stayed in a nearby hotel.

    "They treated us excellent," said Jack Reid. "Everybody from the drivers to the interns."

    Even though the Paparella's were paid to have their driveway used in the movie, they said they would never do it again.

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