Writers: Christopher Kyle, Ron Rash
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans
Serena (2014): As a movie, Serena had a lot going for it. It marks the reunion of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as an on screen couple, their talents and chemistry now turned towards drama rather than the comedy that brought them both plenty of critical acclaim. (See: Silver Linings Playbook.) The film is also directed by Susanne Bier, an Oscar- winning Danish director known for her tender, thoughtful treatment of domestic tragedy. In theory, the final product should soar.