Serenity review - Matthew McConaughey has sex appeal but not much else
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Matthew McConaughey stars in a sexy noir thriller Serenity as Baker Dill, a frustrated fishing captain in search of a mysterious catch, who is approached by his ex-wife about murdering her abusive new husband.
Image Credit: Courtesy of SkyMatthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, an intense mystery and a beautiful tropical island. It sounds like a match made in movie heaven... and the film partly delivers. Matthew McConaughey's fishing captain lives on a tiny island, and seems to enjoy his life despite his fruitless quests for a mysterious deep-water tuna. However, things begin to unravel as Dill begins to have visions of his young son, which he can’t seem to find a reasonable explanation for. Things get stranger as Dill’s estranged ex-wife Karen (played by Anne Hathaway, whose southern accent slips in and out throughout the film) suddenly shows up. Karen has a proposition for him, offering the thousands of dollars that he desperately needs to keep his boat if he will kill her rich, controlling and abusive husband Frank (played by Jason Clarke, who seems to have a knack for these types of roles.) At first Dill flat out refuses to help her, seeming to have no compassion for Karen’s struggle - a role I found to be very out of character for MccConaughy, as he usually plays the hero type - until she mentions that her husband is abusing their son too.
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