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Serving Sara (2002)

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A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

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When Sara is served divorce papers while she is in New York, she is stunned. Not about to lose the fortune she amassed with her self-serving Texas husband, she makes an offer to her process server, Joe that sets them off on a wild trip across the country. Written by Yocke

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The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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23 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$64,726 (South Africa) (29 November 2002)

Gross:

$64,726 (South Africa) (29 November 2002)
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Trivia

Many of the locations featured in the movie are actual locations found in Dallas Texas (e.g., the Texas Club, Reunion Arena, Dallas City Hall.) However, the stainless steel building of the "Moore Company" in the movie is actually the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank (K-11) which is located in the cultural district of Dallas. See more »

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Joe's weight changes throughout the movie, as can be seen by the size of his neck. Matthew Perry's weight change was due to his drug addiction that occurred while filming (see Trivia). See more »

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[Sara Moore's jeans' pant leg gets caught in a roller of a machine]
Sara Moore: Help me!
[Joe Tyler helps her by unbuttoning her jeans and then tearing that caught pant leg off]
Sara Moore: Jesus Christ! I said, "Help me," not "Undress me."
Joe Tyler: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't hear you over that big machine that was going to rip you into pieces.
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References Dogma (1999) See more »

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Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)
Written by Dallas Austin
Performed by Blu Cantrell
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Perry makes this film worthwhile!
11 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Reginald Hudlin, director of films such as 'House Party' (1990), 'Boomerang' (1992) and 'The Ladie's Man (2000), adds another comedy vehicle to his resume in 'Serving Sara'. However, this is a film that is reliant on the talents of Matthew Perry, and for the most part, it is he who saves this film playing yet another version of Chandler Bing from "Friends". Perry plays Joe Tyler, a process server down on his serving luck thanks to being undermined by his main competition in Tony (Vincent Pastore). Tyler is given one last important job; he must serve divorce papers to Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley) from Texas millionaire, Gordon Moore (Bruce Campbell). Serving Sara Moore seems like a harder task than possible, and when Joe does, she offers him a better deal where the stakes are higher and Joe can finally get out of the business once and for all.

This is a fun movie, especially if your expectations were reasonably low to begin with. If you are a fan of "Friends", then it's hard not to like Matthew Perry in this movie. Joe Tyler just seems to be another rougher variation of Chandler Bing. Elizabeth Hurley doesn't add much, but the chemistry between her and Perry seem to work okay. Vincent Pastore is quite funny as Joe's rival in Tony and he managed to give me a couple of chuckles. Cedric the Entertainer just doesn't entertain in this movie at all, and his scenes are especially annoying, and Bruce Campbell does okay as the Texan millionaire. I thought some of the scenes would really bring this film down a notch, but it was handled okay, and wasn't overly groaning or bad. The scene involving a bull was mildly amusing rather than completely excruciating as the critics would have you believe- particularly because Perry made the scene work! I've seen more cringe-worthy efforts in other comedies, and not once did I feel embarrassed for Perry and co, even when Perry was doing a really bad accent.

Saying that, the film still isn't that great and is pure fluff and so light that it doesn't really offer that much in the way of laughs or in it's story. Perry is just likable in this movie and handles the material well, but one wonders if he can ever separate himself from the style of Chandler Bing, where sarcastic one-liners and self-depreciating humour seems to be the key. The direction isn't that great, and the main problem with this movie is that in many scenes, you could feel the script's presence rather than have cohesive flowing dialogue. Some scenes felt a little unnatural particularly when the character would say something to himself after the scene is over. It felt a little obviously scripted in that respect! However, I had fun watching this movie although I wouldn't bother with it twice. It's a pure no-brainer, and quite likable. Don't take this movie too seriously, and you might enjoy it for the dumb comedy that it is- a non-memorable time-filler and certainly not Perry's best film, yet somehow, he holds this one together!

*** out of *****!


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