Serena

An ambitious logging magnate (Bradley Cooper) and his ruthless wife (Jennifer Lawrence) wrestle with greed, jealousy and fate

An ambitious logging magnate (Bradley Cooper) and his ruthless wife (Jennifer Lawrence) wrestle with greed, jealousy and fate.

Set in the North Carolina mountains of the late-1920s and early-1930s, the packed, melodramatic plot is crammed with bear and panther hunts, rattlesnake bites and a string of murders. But, surprisingly, the film fails to come alive.

That said, Cooper and Lawrence are a dream team, the strong supporting cast includes Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones and the lush forest landscapes are handsome.