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Review: 'Serena'
Review: 'Serena'

In her native Denmark, director Susanne Bier makes intimate, emotional and even allegorical dramas such as "After the Wedding" and "In a Better World." In Hollywood, she's a little lost, shoehorned into flat melodramas such as "Things We Lost in the Fire" and her latest, "Serena." A period piece that offered most of those involved a chance to try something new on the screen, "Serena" just lies there, a blood-stained bore that never offers a reason for its existence. Bradley Cooper plays a Depression-era timber baron racing to clear-cut the mountains before the feds turn the land into the Smoky Mountains National Park. He's not...

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