Title: but we have a feeling she'll be wearing more furs than eating them in this luxurious role.

Even with the looks of a grand and dazzling piece of cinema, the film doesn't come close with that worth. Serena consoles George and justifies his actions. 65 of 77 people found this review helpful.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 16% based on 110 reviews with an average rating of 4.28/10. George has an illegitimate child from a past relationship with Rachel Harmon, and when Rachel's father demands George offer the child financial security, Serena steps in and says they will not offer any money. The role is akin to Lawrence's Winter's Bone performance (remember those squirrels?) [10][11] In its second week, the film dropped to finish 34th, grossing £11,645 from 37 screens.

On a shooting trip, George and Buchanan go alone to flush out a bear. Serena is a 2014 American–French drama film based on the 2008 novel of the same name by American author Ron Rash. He concluded on a despondent note, writing "all [the film] amounts to is dead wood. Even the presence of the ever appealing Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper couldn't overlook the entire film's unimaginable flaws. This is as far as the plot takes us without giving away any major spoilers. [16], Andy Lea of Daily Star wrote in a positive review that, "It's another terrific performance from Lawrence, who almost manages to sell Serena's all too quick transformation from steely feminist to crazed femme fatale." The short answer: No. A malfunction in a sleeping pod on a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet wakes one passenger 90 years early. The daughter of once famous actress is faced with her mother's dark past. (2014). But the movie is too scattered with various subplots that each takes over the entirety.

As the Sheriff leaves, Serena lies on the bed, and picks up a lighter. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. "[17] He concluded, "if this is not a perfect film, it's an unusually haunting one. Looking for some great streaming picks? Finding George’s hidden picture of Rachel and her baby and discovering that George has been giving Rachel money, Serena scratches the baby's face from the photograph.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper made magic together with David O'Russell's Silver Linings Playbook in 2012, and the duo seeks to find success again with 2015's Serena, directed by Susanne Bier. "[15] On Metacritic the film has a score of 36 out of 100 based on reviews from 29 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy. "[17], Writing for the Toronto Star, Peter Howell criticized the film, suggesting the cinematography was "bland, unsteady and lacking in definition. The film stars Jennifer Lopez in her breakout role as Selena. The extended synopsis of the book reveals both leads to be seemingly unlikable, arrogant characters. Serena, having expected George to return, grows upset and does not go to identify his body. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Boston bank manager And the story keeps on going, still failing to be actually engaging.

"[18] In the Vancouver Sun, Katherine Monk argued that Bier was "probably trying to make a movie similar in feel to The Piano.

A double murder is not an accident. Commercial for JOY, a new fragrance by Christian Dior and starring actress Jennifer Lawrence. [14], Serena received negative reviews from critics. Discovering Campbell has taken the ledgers, George and Serena realize he could ruin them. With Serena Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Elizabeth Garvie, Donald Douglas.

(What a witch, amiright?)

Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film written and directed by Gregory Nava about the life and career of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a recording artist well known in Mexico and the Latino communities in the United States before she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club, at the age of 23. Visually, the movie has a lot of beautiful shots.

Use the HTML below. Galloway tells Serena that he knows where Campbell is, and tells George that he knows where the panther is, prompting George to go into the forest to hunt it as Galloway heads into town to find Campbell and retrieve the ledgers. Serena is a 2014 American–French drama film based on the 2008 novel of the same name by American author Ron Rash. And it's a truly frustrating thing to look at a movie with such strong potential become a strange mess.The story is basically an old fashioned American drama about a man, who manages a timber industry, oppresses his ambition that leads to numerous unfortunate events. "[21] Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter criticised the film, arguing, "it is difficult to believe a single word of it, still less to care about these relentlessly selfish and short-sighted characters."

"[20], In The Daily Telegraph, Robbie Collin praised Lawrence's acting at the expense of Cooper's, suggesting, "Lawrence comes out of it significantly better than Cooper," adding that she was "effectively Lady Macbeth in jodhpurs and a pussy-bow blouse." There is too many conflicts, like they are mostly separated into a whole new different story, unable to say a single or definite point.

[6], The film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 2014,[7] was released in the United Kingdom on October 24, 2014, and France on November 12, 2014. In the morning, the Sheriff questions George, revealing that Galloway killed Campbell and that he suspects they also killed Widow Jenkins and are after Rachel and her child. Looking for a slightly scary movie to watch this Halloween?

In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. [5] Bier also had to take time away to promote Love Is All You Need. The film tells the story of the life of Mexican "Tejano" style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. Box Office: 'Fury' Beats 'Turtles' to Top, 'Serena' Tanks", "Choppy waters for Serena as Fury storms UK box office", https://deadline.com/2015/03/serena-specialty-box-office-jennifer-lawrence-bradley-cooper-1201400181/, Serena review: Jennifer Lawrence in her element in haunting, imperfect melodrama, Serena can’t see the forest for the trees: review, Movie review: Serena a calculated study of loss (with video), 'Serena' review: Third time not the charm for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Serena review: Lawrence and Cooper together again? According to the book's synopsis, the story begins with George and Serena as newlyweds traveling from Boston to North Carolina in the hopes of creating a timber empire. George is hurt by Buchanan's betrayal, and Serena convinces him Buchanan was never his friend. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. "[19] Writing for The Toronto Sun, Bruce Kirland stressed the setting of the Great Depression, suggesting it was, "the rural reflection of the film versions of The Great Gatsby, which are based on the classic 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald." Set in Depression-era North Carolina, the story surrounds the future of George Pemberton's timber empire (Bradley Cooper) and new challenges that arise when he marries Serena (Jennifer Lawrence). George asks Serena if she sent Galloway to kill Rachel and Jacob, which she assures him had to be done. It's still fascinating to see what it has: great cast, striking images, richly defined context, and gripping drama (if only it has more time to actually develop them), but it really doesn't have an exact intention.

George rushes the pregnant Serena to the hospital after she experiences heavy bleeding and pain. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? She is passionate, impetuous and confident, with a tough determination to grab the brass ring that has been presented to her." The story seems like it is meant for a powerful tragedy, but these assets however lead to a rather dreary, unfocused drama, that doesn't quite live up to its ambition. This is as far as the plot takes us without giving away any major spoilers. We’re afraid so, Serena, film review: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper 'go mild' in the Deep South, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Serena_(2014_film)&oldid=969278031, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 July 2020, at 13:14.

In Depression-era North Carolina, George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) is an ambitious timber baron who falls in love with Serena Shaw (Jennifer Lawrence), a young woman with a sad past. The core here is a love story in which its romance is often nonexistent, we hardly get to see how they fully develop their relationship. By the misguided ending, it’s a flat-out disaster, the kind of film that its cast and crew hope gets buried as quickly as possible as they race to move on to other projects.

With any period piece, fans will wonder: Is Serena based on a true story? You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Serena rubs everyone but George the wrong way. "[24], "Rhys Ifans lands role in timber-epic 'Serena, "Ron Rash discusses the craft of the short story and the complexity of Appalachian speech", "New Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper Movie Quietly Shopped to Buyers", "Susanne Bier gives herself a little break", "Watch: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence Share Secrets and Blood in First 'Serena' Trailer", "New Picture of Jennifer Lawrence in 'Serena', Which is Hitting UK Theaters in October", "Lost Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper Movie: It "Made No Sense, "U.K. George's business partner Buchanan feels threatened as Serena begins to exceed his authority. Serena remains unaware of this, but considers Rachel and the baby a threat. When Lawrence read the script for Serena, she sent a copy to Cooper and asked if he would do it with her.

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