zondag 6 december 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 154: Serena

Director: Susanne Bier
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 109 minutes
Year: 2014
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones, Sean Harris, Rhys Ifans

Description: In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's (Bradley Cooper) timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena (Jennifer Lawrence).

Review: In “Serena” we see the perfect marriage between George and Serena. Both have a similar background and because he married Serena, George now has a wife and a business partner. Not everyone is happy with Serena and their marriage is also tested.
The movie has an excellent cast and gorgeous cinematography. The images of the beautiful landscapes are great. The story sounds interesting, good cast, pretty images. But the movie doesn’t completely satisfy.
Jennifer Lawrence has proved her talent several times. In “Serena” her performance is solid, not extraordinary.
The movie is very slow and in the beginning somewhat boring. I don’t mind a slow tempo, but this movie is sometimes a bit too slow. And that’s a shame, because a good story like this doesn’t need that.
Not a bad film, but I expected more. It’s an easily forgettable film.

Rating: 2,5/ 5

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