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Serena (I) (2014)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 February 2015 (USA)
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In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.

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In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.

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Some loves can never let you go.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$100,090 (USA) (27 March 2015)

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$176,305 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Serena was filmed in 2012, after Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's then project, Silver Linings Playbook, wrapped production. Serena would premiere 2 years later at the London Film Festival. See more »

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At about 1:25 Cooper gets the name of his own kid wrong; he asks "is John alright?" when earlier it was revealed the kid's name was Jacob. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pemberton: Hell, that dog's bigger than that. I thought you said there were panthers here.
Galloway: I ain't seen a panther in these mountains for nine years.
Pemberton: What about the carcass we found up in Noland? Something mauled that.
Galloway: That weren't no panther. Chest weren't torn open. They eat the heart first.
Pemberton: You find me an honest-to-God panther to hunt, and I'll give you a $20 gold piece.
Galloway: If there's a panther still around here it's likely touched by the devil. They end up hunting you.
Pemberton: Well, I want one.
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Beignet Cakewalk
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Not Every Book Should be Turned into a Movie
13 June 2015 | by (Buckner, Texas) – See all my reviews

My main gripe with Serena was the editing. There were several scenes that conveyed absolutely no movement in the plot. Some continuity problems persisted throughout the film. Direction was also to blame, with long, slow scenes, then with brief shots that seemed jerky by comparison. Some of the scenes were inexplicable, like how exactly did the title character train an eagle? A montage might have been employed. But that would have required some semblance of a musical score. Another of my gripes. I am a fan of Cooper and Lawrence, but it seems that the producer was only interested in the star power and not in making a memorable movie.


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