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Serendipity (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  5 October 2001 (USA)
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A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bloomingdale's Salesman
Bloomingdale's Stock Girl
Michael Guarino Jr. ...
Customer At Bloomingdale's (as Michael Guarino)
Abdul Alshawish ...
Customer At Bloomingdale's
Stephen Bruce ...
Host At Serendipity
Bloomingdale's Saleswoman #1
Crystal Bock ...
Bloomingdale's Saleswoman #2
Gary Gerbrandt ...
Ron Payne ...


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Señales de amor  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,309,241 (USA) (5 October 2001)


$633,868 (Brazil) (10 January 2003)

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The drink Sara and Jonathan drink at Serendipity 3 is its famous Frozen Hot Chocolate. Also, since the movie opened, the table where they sit has been called the Star Table at the restaurant. See more »


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Fortunate Accident!
28 March 2005 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The first time I've seen this movie, I knew I'd add it to my "classics", and here it is. Kate Beckinsale shows her talent -finally- within the movie by blending right into the act of John Cusack. Since I'm in love with these kind of movie scripts, the movie got me in its clasp as I've heard Armstrong's deep voice in the beginning. As the movie starts, the movie's philosophy starts to reveals itself through a pair of black Kashmir gloves. The fact that love will find a way through it all is buzzing all around the movie and makes you feel warmer even though it's winter and snowing. The ice skating section and the ending section on the same "floor" are wondrous moments which any people would like to live - which makes the movie closer to the audience. The thought of someone "right around the corner" waiting for you is all around the movie and makes you feel like go out and find "them". A really cute story with a good sense of humor. Deserves my 9! I just LOVE watching it!

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