Serena DVD Review

DVD Review by Jarred Tito

The Premise
In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife, Serena, cannot bear children.

The Audio Review

The Trailer

The Info
DVD Releases: 8th April 2015
Rating: M – Contains violence and sex scenes
Duration: 109 minutes 
Genre:  Drama
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans
Director: Susanne Bier (In A Better World, Things We Lost In The Fire)

The Extras
Jennifer Lawrence recommended Bradley Cooper for the project. They had worked together previously on Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and they got along so well that they often spoke about working together again in the future. When Lawrence read the script for Serena (2014), she sent a copy to Cooper and asked if he would do it with her.

According to the director, the post-production of the film was complicated by the need for dialogue dubbing due to airplane noise during the shoot in Prague. Jennifer Lawrence was unable to show up for dubbing sessions. The producers of Serena tried to buy Lawrence out of filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) for one day, but that proved to be more expensive than the budget of Serena itself.

Third project starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; this is the second time they are playing love interests.