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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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Steven Knight
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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
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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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There is a place you can escape your past, as long as you follow every rule. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

There are two references to Alcoholics Anonymous in Serenity (2019). The first reference is that "serenity," the name of Baker's boat, is also a word frequently used in AA. The word is even used in the title of an AA meeting's opening/closing prayer, called the "Serenity Prayer." The second reference is that in the film Baker says he "probably needs to see Dr Bob." "Dr. Bob" is what members of AA call Robert Holbrook Smith, who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous. See more »

Goofs

At the end, the newscaster refers to the "Pompano Beach area of Miami". Pompano Beach is a city 37 miles north of Miami. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Anne Hathaway/Fred Savage (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Mon Neg Est Pas 'rive
Performed by Dewey Balfa (as Dewey) and Tony Balfa and Tracy and Peter Schwarz
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkway Recordings
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Enjoyable and different
22 February 2019 | by splinterdreamSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the plot line to this movie as well as being on point with the message it delivered, different to the usual Hollywood marvel movies which seems to be on a production line or the movies with an agenda. This is well worth a watch.


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Release Date:

25 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mauritius

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,415,403, 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$8,547,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,454,622
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2.39 : 1
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