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.
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 »
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 »
[on a quiet still ocean]
Do you see that, captain?
Yeah. I see him. Alright, what do you think man? Do you think the beast is close? What do you say, Duke?
He's down there somewhere. Making up his damn mind.
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Mon Neg Est Pas 'rive
Performed by Dewey Balfa (as Dewey) and Tony Balfa and Tracy and Peter Schwarz
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Enjoyable and different
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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