A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
On two occasions there are "Zippo" lighters shown and used. The movie takes place in 1929. The "Zippo" company was not founded until 1932 (per their website). See more »
Hell, that dog's bigger than that. I thought you said there were panthers here.
I ain't seen a panther in these mountains for nine years.
What about the carcass we found up in Noland? Something mauled that.
That weren't no panther. Chest weren't torn open. They eat the heart first.
You find me an honest-to-God panther to hunt, and I'll give you a $20 gold piece.
If there's a panther still around here it's likely touched by the devil. They end up hunting you.
Well, I want one.
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There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears
Written by Fred Fisher
Performed by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
(Coronet: Bix Beiderbecke, Vocal: Bing Crosby)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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I was incredibly disappointed this was not much better. Perhaps I was misled by the inflated rating on this site. This was a jumbled up movie that never found its soul or It's a simple formula Hollywood movie, boy meets girl, they get on each other's nerves a bit and then it's time to fall in love. I can only imagine that the 8 star score here is from people who hold some sort of financial interest in the film. 'Serena' also has its weak spot: it is presented as a Jemmifer Lawrence vehicle. That is far from any truth, for her part is secondary and non-substantial here. Playing a faithful wife doesn't suit her either, for she is just too sleazy for that. This movie clearly indicates how Ms. Lawrence s' stern refusal to go naked forced her into such an obscure role. The movie was obviously produced on-the-cheap (use of unknowns and the location being just a few rural, outdoor areas and one tavern), which is OK, but it has the look and feel of a mediocre documentary or of above-average student film.
What makes a film memorable involves interesting dialog, interesting characters and development, intriguing plot, good supporting roles, multiple memorable scenes and proper pacing. This movies lacks all of these elements.
So now you can't say that you weren't warned! If you haven't seen it yet - count yourself lucky and skip this one.
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