Adapted from the novel by Ron Rash, director Susanne Bier's romantic period drama Serena details the deteriorating relationship between North Carolina timber magnate George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his fiercely independent, entrepreneurial-minded wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) following a devastating miscarriage. A woman who isn't afraid to speak her mind and relishes the opportunity for manual labor in the forest, the enigmatic Serena subsequently grows intensely jealous of the woman who previously bore her husband a son, and quickly begins to unravel over suspicions that George is sheltering his illegitimate family. Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Breaking down the set: kingsport tanners, train station & main street
Exploring the production design & time period
Following the screenwriting: comparing the film & the novel
The making of Serena: the story, direction & characters
I watched this movie and sill am unsure what to say. The plot itself wasn't great. But the acting was good and the scenery was awesome. It reminded me of a play with the drama music, scenery and the actors just showing emotions rather than a lot of dialogue. It was a bit strange. But if you like Jennifer Lawrence or Bradley Cooper I would recommend.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Read the book and the movie could have been better
Unfortunately, when they translated the book to the movie, they changed the main characters too much. They tried to make them more sympathetic than they should have. Those characters would have been much more powerful, if they had maintained their personalities better from the book.