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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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Bloomingdale's Salesman
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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
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Bloomingdale's Saleswoman #1
Crystal Bock ...
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Storyline

Jonathan Trager and Sara Thomas met while shopping for gloves in New York. Though buying for their respective lovers, the magic was right and a night of Christmas shopping turned into romance. Jon wanted to explore things further but Sara wasn't sure their love was meant to be. They decided to test fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny brought them back together... Many years later, having lost each other that night, both are engaged to be married. Still, neither can shake the need to give fate one last chance to reunite them. Jon enlists the help of his best man to track down the girl he can't forget starting at the store where they met. Sara asks her new age musician fiance for a break before the wedding and, with her best friend in tow, flies from California to New York hoping destiny will bring her soulmate back. Near-misses and classic Shakespearean confusion bring the two close to meeting a number of times but fate will have the final word on whether it was meant to be. Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

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Destiny ... With A Sense Of Humor. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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During the hunt for "Love in the Time of Cholera", the camera crew is reflected in the black Range Rover that passes in front of the bookstore that Jonathan and Dean are exiting. See more »

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[Jon referring to Halley hitting the Smoke Detector with some blunt object]
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Joy To The World
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Through fate the power of love cannot be denied...
10 January 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

There are times when you watch a movie and instantly realize you're watching something special.....this is that type of movie.What's so special you say ? Critics would probably say it's nothing but a walking cliche......Maybe...but isnt the ride always worth it ? Isnt the chemistry the whole reason we watch love stories to begin with ? The best love stories arent so much about the story as they are about what we wish romance in our lives was.Instantaneous...Tender...Magical...Hearts all a flutter.If you like good chemistry between the likeable Cusack and Beckinsale in a magical setting...prepare to be touched.I was.This is by far one of my favorite love stories,only slightly behind " Somewhere in Time " .If you expect realism dont bother -but if you want what love SHOULD be...hypnotic,mesmerizing,a heart awash a sea of tenderness...then get ready to enjoy yourself.May you all find your true love as well....


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