McConaughey plays fisherman Baker Dill, who’s approached by his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) with a plea to save her, and their video game-obsessed son Patrick (Rafael Sayegh) from abusive new husband Frank (Jason Clarke).
While the film reels you in with a fairly formulaic set-up, Serenity is anything but predictable. Without giving anything away, a series of twists rock the boat, turning the film into something else entirely. In an adjective-laden Instagram post promoting the film, Hathaway wrote 'Serenity is a film that will need some conversation after'. The film's reception suggests that she is, unlike the rest of her post, putting it mildly.
Steven Knight, the brains behind TV’s Peaky Blinders, wrote the script and sits in the director’s chair. Despite the grittiness of his previous work, Serenity seems slightly more surreal. The film has garnered a bemused response in US, with critics attempting to reconcile the seriousness of its approach with the silliness of the script.
If you fancy a trip into unfamiliar waters, then keep an eye out for Serenity when it comes to our shores in March.
|What||Serenity: Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in so-bad-it's-good thriller|
01 Mar 19 – 01 Mar 20, 12:00 AM
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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