Serena (2014)
First screened in June 2015
Director: Susanne Bier. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, David Dencik, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Ana Ularu, Sean Harris, Ned Dennehy, Michael Ryan, Blake Ritson, Kim Bodnia, Jim High, Christian McKay. Screenplay: Christopher Kyle (based on the novel by Ron Rash).

Twitter Capsule: Odd case of a movie either too discombobulated or not enough so. Soap-operatic incident flattened by uninflected direction.

VOR:   Even minus the film's bumpy production and exibition narratives, the tension on screen, as everyone tries to learn what movie they're making, is the film's most interesting hook.

Photo © 2014 Magnolia Pictures/2929 Productions/
Nick Wechsler Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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