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One magical night in their twenties, Jonathan met Sara. He was in love at first sight but Sara believed in destiny. Now, after ten years, two fiancées, and 3,000 miles between them, only fate can decide if they're destined to be together again.
John Cusack AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS, HIGH FIDELITY Kate Beckinsale PEARL HARBOR, BROKEDOWN PALACE Molly Shannon OSMOSIS JONES John Corbett TV's NORTHERN EXPOSURE Jeremy Piven FAMILY MAN, THE Bridget Moynahan COYOTE UGLY Director: Peter Chelsom TOWN & COUNTRY, THE MIGHTY
Very Good "...a
real surprise -- a fairy tale of boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl
that, by virtue of casting alchemy, a smart, funny script, and not a little
creative serendipity all its own, works far better than such a standard bedtime
story has a right to.''
Above Average "Romantic
comedy lovers will probably swoon over Serendipity. From my perspective,
it's a lukewarm feature, but there are things to enjoy about it, and I have to
admit leaving the film with a little smile on my face.''
Below Average "The
plot risks bursting under the strain of its coincidences, as Sara and Jon fly to
opposite coasts at the same time and engage in a series of Idiot Plot moves so
extreme and wrongheaded that even other characters in the same scene should
start shouting helpful suggestions.''
trouble with this calculated bit of whimsy is that it's conspicuously clever
without being especially charming, unless you're so blindly in love with
Beckinsale and/or Cusack that anything they do seems adorable. The pace is brisk
and the details are carefully arranged, but there's no sparkle — and what's a
romance without that?''
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Once upon a time, two strangers -
Jonathan (JOHN CUSACK) and Sara (KATE BECKINSALE) - reach for the same pair of
gloves while Christmas shopping in Bloomingdales. They connect instantly, and
spend a memorable evening together in snowy New York City. Only problem is they
are both attached to other people, so before reluctantly parting, Sara, a true
believer in destiny, suggests that they put themselves in Fate's hands and
send their names and numbers out into the universe, hers inside a used book, and
his on a five dollar bill. If they're meant to be together, they'll find
these clues and fate will bring them back to one another.
Now, a few years later, with three
thousand miles separating them , they are each about to marry someone else.
Still they've never forgotten one another and they're determined to give it
one last chance - to find out if what might have been can still be. When love
feels like magic, you call it destiny. When Destiny has a sense of humor, you
call it Serendipity.