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Serenity (2019)

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A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems.


Steven Knight


Steven Knight
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Baker Dill
Anne Hathaway ... Karen Zariakas
Diane Lane ... Constance
Jason Clarke ... Frank Zariakas
Djimon Hounsou ... Duke
Jeremy Strong ... Reid Miller
Charlotte Butler Charlotte Butler ... Lois
David Butler David Butler ... Jack
Rafael Sayegh Rafael Sayegh ... Patrick
Michael Richard Michael Richard ... Ron
Robert Hobbs ... Ape
Kenneth Fok ... Lionel
Garion Dowds ... Samson
John Whiteley John Whiteley ... Old Wes
Edeen Bhugeloo Edeen Bhugeloo ... Mike


Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

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On Plymouth Island, No One Ever Dies...Unless You Break the Rules See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


This is the second collaboration between Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. They previously both appeared in Interstellar (2014). See more »


Baker and Duke are sitting in the local bar at a cocktail table, and you see Baker taking one final swig finishing his glass of whiskey, as Duke exits the bar, Baker remains seated and somehow whiskey has made it back into the glass for him to take another final swig before the scene ends. See more »


[first lines]
Duke: [on a quiet still ocean] Do you see that, captain?
Baker Dill: Yeah. I see him. Alright, what do you think man? Do you think the beast is close? What do you say, Duke?
Duke: He's down there somewhere. Making up his damn mind.
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References The Thirteenth Floor (1999) See more »


Mama Told Papa
Written and Performed by Clifton Chenier
Published by Flat Town Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Maison de Soul Records
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It cud have been a good ol skool 90s thriller. Well acted, well shot n a bit surrealistic but inept script n ending.
20 February 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

The trailer is so enticing, the star cast is solid, McConaughey, Hathaway, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou and Jason Clarke but the script is inept. Original? Nope.

Fisherman Dill (McConaughey) is leading a peaceful life on an island, he makes money catching fishes n takin tourists on his boat, he is obsessed with catching a particular tuna n when he runs outta money, he bangs Constance (Diane Lane). Sometimes he goes cliff diving all naked n suffers from strange visions n telepathic connection with his son. Drill's ex-wife Karen (Hathaway) shows up to his residence and tasks him with killing Frank, her abusive husband. The film starts like a 90s neo-noir thriller, holds up the attention with some suspense n tension but goes downhill n turns into a blunder with the lousy twist. McConaughey did a terrific job, Clarke, Lane n Djimon Hounsou all did good but they were not able to rescue the predictable n bad script. Some scenes were really good in capturing the island locations.

Mild spoilers : It has shades of Shutter Island, Jacob's Ladder, 90s neo-noir erotic thrillers n Identity.

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English | French

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,415,403, 27 January 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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