• 2014
  • US / France
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Susanne Bier
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones
  • UK release: 24 October 2014

1930s America: Newlyweds Serena (Lawrence) and George (Cooper) are equal partners in his logging company, but then tragedy strikes. Strong female characters are to be welcomed, but we shouldn't need to be loudly and frequently reminded how strong they are. Despite the stars' chemistry and an accomplished director, it collapses under its own weight.

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20 Oct 20142 stars

Depression-era melodrama from Susanne Bier featuring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

Serena Pemberton (Jennifer Lawrence) is a strong, independent woman. We know this not just because of her actions – moving to the wilds of Depression-era America with new husband George (Bradley Cooper) to become an equal partner in his logging company…

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