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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.

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Cast

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 ... Patrick
Michael Richard Michael Richard ... Ron
Robert Hobbs ... Ape
Kenneth Fok ... Lionel
Garion Dowds ... Samson
John Whiteley John Whiteley ... Old Wes
Johnny Whiteley Johnny Whiteley ... Old Wes
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Filmnegah.com (Persian)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serenity See more »

Filming Locations:

Mauritius

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,415,403, 27 January 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,487,522, 14 February 2019
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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

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The picture of Baker in a Marine Corps uniform shows him with his awards/ribbons on the incorrect side of his chest. Ribbons are worn on the left. See more »

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Not as bad as critics say but still not worth your time
26 January 2019 | by l-s-rosenblumSee all my reviews

Baker Dill is a ship boat captain who takes out deep sea fishing tourists to pay for his obsession of catching a great white whale of a tuna. He struggles financially and has physical relationship with a woman who helps him out financially in exchange for epic sex. Enter his ex-wife who offers him a fortune for killing her abusive husband and saving their son from an emotionally abusive step father.

A well worn film noir set-up and there is nothing really notable about the writing or the acting. There is actually a good reason why it should not be well set-up, but for the audience it does not help.

The film has a huge plot twist mid-way through, but it has the effect of totally destroying any dramatic tension of the story and now nothing that happens matters to the characters or the story. The twist is a clever variation on an old trick, but it reduces the remainder of the movie to an intellectual exercise. The director tries to make the ending meaningful with a final event, but by then no one cares what happens to the characters.


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