Turns out there are still some period pieces left to mine from the first couple decades of the 21st century. This one dips back to the other greatest fur decade of all time, the 1930s. That decade isn’t quite as popular because many of you don’t seem to understand that black and white is not only a perfectly valid film medium but pretty much the only one available for some time. Lots of spectacular furs were committed to film in the 1930s, and Fortunately for them, the one in Serena was committed to film in 2014.
Serena [Blu-ray] 
Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen
Serena – The Film
Not going to spend a lot of time here, as this is only one longer sequence that occurs in the first act. It’s also an attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Jennifer Lawrence / Bradly Cooper romantic chemistry that hit big in Silver Linings Playbook. Cooper plays a “timber baron” who brings his newlywed bride, Serena, back to his logging camp. Serena wears the customary fox fur stole that etiquette demands when first visiting a logging camp.
Serena – The Fur
Serena and her himbo arrive via train. She wears the fox stole for the entire trip.
After the station, they hop into a car to get to the camp. This part of the film is like a little mini version of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, just without the Planes or the entertainment value.
They pause briefly to look at the camp from the road and engage in a bit of affection. I’m sure this will all turn out well in a… period drama. Uh-oh…
They make it to the camp and get a few seconds of Jennifer Lawrence on screen in fur without a useless sack of meat in the frame as well.
And that’s it; you can stop watching and assume everyone lives happily ever after. There are about two and half minutes in total of Jennifer Lawrence wearing the fox stole in a section that is about four minutes long. It will certainly not break any records, but it’s not bad for something released in 2014. I have gone on record as not a fan of the mask-and-paws look on stoles, but again, beggars can’t be choosers in 2010s fur cinema. If you need more of Jennifer Lawrence in fur, head to the American Hustle review.
Fur Runtime: approx 2.5 minutes
Film Runtime: 110 minutes
On-Screen Fur Ratio: 2.3%
Find-a-Fur – Serena, 2014
- 12:00 – 16:32 – blue fox stole