Serenity: A Breakdown of What Exactly Goes on in Matthew McConaughey's Insane Thriller

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 1/25/2019 | Mekishana Pierre
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Warning: major spoilers for Serenity ahead!

The island noir-thriller Serenity reunites Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway on the big screen four years after they worked on Christopher Nolan's existential Interstellar, and to be quite honest with you, it's insane. It's bonkers. It's [insert any synonym for "WTF?!" here]. So in case you want to know exactly what goes down at the end of the film, we've got you covered.


Written and directed by Steven Knight, Serenity features McConaughey as a burned-out fishing boat captain named Baker Dill. Baker lives in a tropical beach town called Plymouth and is known for his obsession with chasing a giant tuna named Justice (we're talking serious Moby Dick allusions here) and being so great at sex that Diane Lane pays him for it. He's the kind of man who looks dirty 95 percent of his time on screen — which makes sense since he bathes by diving into the ocean every day.

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Baker's daily routine of taking tourists onto the water for fishing trips — which often get sidetracked because of his Justice obsession — gets interrupted when his ex-wife, Karen (a blond Hathaway heavy on the femme fatale vibes), shows up and offers him $10 million to kill her abusive new husband, Frank (Pet Semetary's Jason Clarke, a reliable bad guy). Baker initially wants nothing to do with Karen or her husband, but Frank's domineering nature rubs Baker completely the wrong way. To push her ex-lover to take the deal, Karen reminds him of their son, Patrick, who also suffers because of Frank. The two have rough, kinky sex (which is very disturbing for a reason I'll explain in a bit), and Baker agrees to kill for her. At some point during this exchange, Karen tells Baker that Patrick has been able to hear him "through...
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