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Serena (2014)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Pemberton
... Serena Pemberton
... Galloway
... Sheriff McDowell
... Buchanan
... Campbell
... Rachel Hermann
... Vaughn
... Doctor Chaney
... Agatha
... Horace Kephart
... Abe Hermann
... Boston bank manager (as Christian Mckay)
... Calhoun (as Philip Zanden)
... Ledbetter
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$100,090, 29 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$176,305, 10 May 2015
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Jennifer Lawrence recommended Bradley Cooper for the project. They had worked together previously on Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and they got along so well that they often spoke about working together again in the future. When Lawrence read the script for this movie, she sent a copy to Cooper and asked if he would do it with her. See more »

Goofs

At minute 40:07 Pemberton and Buchanan encounter the bear. The bear that appears on screen is a grizzly, not a black bear. Grizzlies did not inhabit the Smoky Mountains of 1929. 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
Written by Jeff Ford and Michael Esneault (as Mike Esneault)
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Surprisingly Bad.
13 March 2015 | by 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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