First off, I enjoy the acting talents of both Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and look forward to watching their upcoming movies. Additionally, I wish them both bright/abundant futures in both their personal and professional lives regardless of who they marry and/or regardless of whether they have children or not. With that said, the feature of both of them (Cooper and Lawrence) in this movie influenced my decision to watch Serena. The pros; Lawrence’s portrayal as a sly Serena Pemberton and Coopers portrayal of an ambitious George Pemberton created some convincing chemistry as a couple. I also liked that they portrayed the Serena character in a strong and commandeering light set in a historical period where it is common knowledge that there where many women who were expected to professionally fade in the background of their husbands. Another pro; the characters of Serena and George are also portrayed in a way as to evoke a sense of a take charge leading persona due to the necessity of having to make a living in their careers. The dark aspects and cons that I did not enjoy about this movie; I have not read the book and am unsure whether or not the writer had children, but I found hurtful aspects as to how Serena was portrayed through a child-free woman lense. For instance, it appears that the characters of George and Serena lived in a time period where there was not government help for people to fall back on if they did not have enough money to eat or live (i.e. it looked like a live or die scenario if one did not generate enough income to live on regardless of whether one had children or not). There is a scene where Serena is interacting with a woman and her child throughout the movie. Serena’s cold indifference to the mother and her child paints a negative stereotype that child-free women have a problem with and/or dislike mothers with children. I feel that this stereotype is unfair because the reasons that many women are childfree have little to do with whether or not they would have a problem with other mothers and their children. For instance, my late adoptive mother taught me through her own example to show respect towards other mothers and their children regardless of whether I chose to be child-free or not. In happier circumstances and/or time period, I’m sure that a real-life character such as Serena would eventually learn to accept the mother and child as well as at least provide financial help and/or emotional support whenever needed. I also did not like what happened to the character of Serena. It is as if the script implied that Serena’s life cannot have an improved ending and/or she is not capable of character rehabilitation and/or remorse. There is so much more that bothered me about this movie, but I know I must show consideration for those who have yet to see the film.