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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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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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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$16,930,185 (USA) (27 November 2002)
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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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After Sarah is served by Tony and Kate, we catch a glance of the Polaroid picture in Kate's hand and it has a large Texas Flag on it that is not in the room. 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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Written by Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Gary Peterson and Jim Kale
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It Could've Been So Much More
26 August 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched `Serving Sara' on Saturday. I wish I could say it was a very funny film. I wish I could say that Matthew Perry doesn't look unhealthy for most of the movie. I wish I could say that Elizabeth Hurley was a good comedic actress. I can say that it's clear even when she's acting that Ms. Hurley is a very classy lady. She's also obviously comfortable in front of the camera. However, her use of exaggerated hip swaying and mouth expressions isn't effective in carrying the jokes. When I think of popular actresses who are naturally funny, I think of Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan. Both these ladies utilize their eyes and whole faces in delivering their comedic lines. As for the very likeable Matthew, the circles under his eyes and his drawn face made it hard for me to focus on his performance. His delivery was similar to his acting in `Friends', but in `Serving Sara' his appearance throughout the whole movie seemed subdued. Perhaps he lacked gusto due to the health crisis he was battling at the time of filming or maybe he was directed to be less `Chandler', and more streetwise and scrappy. As for the other two main co-stars, Vincent Pastore basically plays his character in `The Sopranos'; I couldn't detect any difference between his movie performance and television persona. Cedric `The Entertainer' caught my attention with his on-the-verge-of-a-heart-attack performance as the boss with a short temper and high blood pressure. However, his schtick ran out of steam rather quickly. I became unimpressed after his second remark about `that bitch' revealed a lack of original dialogue. Still, if you're a Matthew Perry fan, as I am, the movie isn't an entire waste. The actor's good nature shines through, even when his role calls for him to be something of a jaded character. I had a few chuckles at some of Matthew's more physical scenes and got to watch him for an hour and a half, so I left the theatre with a smile on my face.


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