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Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

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Woman at Blackjack Table
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A process server, Joe Tyler (played by Matthew Perry) is given the task of serving divorce papers on Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley), the wife of of a wealthy Texas businessman. To do so he needs to contend with her attempts at evasion and the attempts of a colleague to undermine him. Written by grantss

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The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,758,236 (USA) (23 August 2002)

Gross:

$16,930,185 (USA) (27 November 2002)
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Trivia

When Joe Tyler is trying to serve Gordon Moore, in the arena and the camera is focussing on the table's clock (at 7:00), we can see "fair play" written on the table, which is ironic given the context. See more »

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There are many indications that the movie takes place around Christmas time, but near the end of the movie, as it is approaching 7pm (Texas time), it is still daylight outside, when it ought to be dark. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Moore: This better get done, or I'm gonna hang your ass out to dry, you understand?
[hangs up phone]
Ray Harris: [mocking Gordon] 'This better get done, or else I'll hang your ass out to dry'. Jesus! A redneck telling a black man he gonna hang him! That's the new millennium.
[yells out into the hall]
Ray Harris: Page Tony! And get Farrakhan and 'em on the phone... I think they might want a trip down there!
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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Christmas Rose
Written by Leon Carr and Earl Shuman
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Decent Comedy
16 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why everybody is bashing this little movie. Granted, it's not an "extraordinary film" nor is it Oscar material, but it does get the job done, and that is to entertain for an hour and a half. Matthew Perry's character is not that far removed from what he does in "Friends", so if you like "Friends" style of humor, you'll have no problem enjoying "Serving Sara". The premise of a guy delivering court notices isn't very attractive, but the movie does a fine job in stretching this premise and making it funny. Liz Hurley looks, as always, hot and Bruce Campbell(EVIL DEAD) is funny as the Texas business Honcho trying to divorce his wife.

I actually had my reservations about watching this one, because neither the title nor the cast was that appealing to me at first, but again, I must confess that I did enjoy this little sucker and I'd be lying if I told you otherwise. 7* out of 10*!


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