Matthew McConaughey plays sorta Captain Ahab and a blonde Anne Hathaway channels Lauren Bacall in one of the most oddball movies (starring two recent Oscar-winners) that I’ve seen in ages. I went in to Serenity literally not knowing anything – is it a farce comedy? skateboard drama? – and found that is the only way to see this film, so, I’ll say nothing that tips you off.
McConaughey is the intense captain of a boat called “Serenity”, and Hathaway is the dangerous old flame who comes a-callin’. Joining the leads are luscious Diane Lane, baddy Jason Clarke and voice of reason Djimon Hounsou, who one can assume flipped a coin over the offer – hmm, bonkers script vs filming in stunning Mauritius? The idyllic location wins! Also featuring McConaughey’s ass in a supporting role.
(photo credit: Graham Bartholomew)
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A former ABC National, Dallas and Atlanta radio personality, Martina O'Boyle is now making movies and covering culture in London, Dublin, and as far in Europe as the cheapie flights will take her, for Pop Culture Beast.