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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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Steven Knight
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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 (as Johnny Whiteley)
Edeen Bhugeloo ... Mike
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran]

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:

$8,547,045, 7 March 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,547,045, 7 March 2019
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film strongly references some famous literary works, including Moby-Dick (the protagonist's Captain Ahab-like obsession), The Old Man and the Sea (the character's obsession to catch the one fish that got away), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (the same symbolic bird always following the boat), and Shakespeare's The Tempest (the "we are such stuff as dreams are made on" quote). See more »

Goofs

The pan out at the end of the movie they had their lines out "trolling" for Tuna, But they were at Anchor. See more »

Quotes

Duke: Pity is worse than a fist to the face.
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Soundtracks

La Danse de Mardi Gras
Performed by The Balfa Brothers
Written by Dewey Balfa
Published by Flat Town Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Swallow Records
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Original and Bonkers Cinema Needs More Movies like Serenity.
25 January 2019 | by Joetampa90See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer for Serenity back in summer 2018 I was certainly intrigued. Then it was pushed back many months from its original release date but I still looked forward to finally seeing the movie. Well I can say now that after some thought, I enjoyed the film. It was spoiled for me mildly in the sense that I knew an off the wall twist was in the cards. Boy was that twist a wild one.

Serenity starts out a little wonky with the first 20 minutes or so having some unintentional laugh out loud moments. However once it gets going it becomes very intriguing and had me fully engaged. When the left field insane twist is revealed, I was impressed by the sheer nerve of it all. Sure it's beyond over the top, but having the audacity to do it is a thing to admire.

The acting is both good and bad at times. The whole movie always just feels a little off and bizarre, which I somewhat appreciate. Make no mistake about it though this work is not a masterpiece. Serenity has its share of faults and the ending could very well be one of them in some ways. Besides that it's also a messy script with some big head scratchers and horrible lines.

With that being said we need more wide release movies with quality actors taking chances and giving us something original. In a way the film is throwback to the 70's and 80's when we saw wide released movies taking experimental chances.

Go give it a watch, love it or hate I think this work is something any true film fan will tip their cap to.


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