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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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26 February 2015 (USA)  »

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The Falling  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$176,305 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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Featured in Projector: Serena/Love, Rosie (2014) See more »

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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 and Orchestra
(Coronet: Bix Beiderbecke, Vocal: Bing Crosby)
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surprisingly Bad.
13 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't normally post reviews because one man's trash may be another man's treasure. However I don't see how many people could like this movie. I'm a big Cooper/Lawrence fan so I had lofty expectations. the first bad thing I noticed were the many many cuts. It was as if they were trying to piece a movie together from random 5 second snippets. the next thing I noticed was the very shaky cinematography. At times it was like cloverfield. OK not as bad but visually disturbing. Next was continuity. Bradley cooper's character has an unlit cigar in his mouth speaking to JLaw. Cut to her saying her line. cut right back to him and the cigar is lit and he's smoking it. Unlikely but plausible so I'll allow it. Cut back to her then right back to him and he's lighting the cigar. One of the worst cases of continuity I have ever seen. Well maybe until this. From the start Cooper has a thick accent. Spot on JFK to be exact. I'll buy it. 35 minutes into it his accent is completely gone. No accent whatsoever. I don't know if it ever cam back because I turned it off after that. Truly a black eye for two great actors.


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