Romantic period drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Set in depression-era North Carolina the film follows timber magnate George Pemberton (Cooper) and his wife Serena (Lawrence) as their marriage and the life they have built together deteriorates. Following a devastating miscarriage and the news that she cannot have children, Serena and George struggle with the fact that she will not be able to provide him with an heir to his empire. As they seek a solution to their woes, Serena becomes increasingly jealous of the women involved with her husband as he tries to create the child he so desires that he envisages will one day take over his business. When Serena delves deeper into her husband's extramarital affairs she becomes increasingly suspicious that he may be harbouring more than just a single heir.