Serena | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | July 19, 2015
entertainment value
The romance is weak. The protagonists are terribly unsympathetic. You'll wonder why you would give a damn throughout. And won't
genre Drama | Western
synopsis North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.
lead actors Jennifer Lawrence | Bradley Cooper | Rhys Ifans | Toby Jones | Blake Ritson | Sean Harris | Sam Reid | Kim Bodnia | Ana Ularu | Charity Wakefield | David Dencik | Ned Dennehy | Christian McKay | Mark O'Neal | Jim High | Bodil Jørgensen | Michael Ryan
director Susanne Bier