Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: December 5, 2014
DVD: June 9, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 2.70
based on 26 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Sean Harris


In 1929, just as the Depression has hit, newlywed couple George (Bradley Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence), move from Boston to North Carolina to build a timber empire. Although Serena proves herself to be an important part of their success, overseeing crews and handling every bit of trouble that comes upon them, when Serena discovers she's unable to bear children, it sets her on a path of destruction.

Serena plots the murder of George's illegitimate son from an affair he had before they were married. Their marriage begins to unravel as they attempt to keep their land from being taken by the government.

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Ron Rash.

Director: Susanne Bier
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Nick Wechsler, Ben Cosgrove, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban
Screenplay: Christopher Kyle

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  • 1 star "Instead of wasting your money on DVD/VOD March 10, 2015, buy a kipper and leave it in your shoe for a week. One star for the scenery."
  • 1 star "Worst movie I have watched. Save your money and see another movie!"
  • 1 star "I think Lawrence and Cooper just wanted to be on set together because they must not have read the script. This movie was awful"