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Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 August 2002 (USA)
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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:

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

Gross:

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

During filming in 2002, 'Matthew Perry' spent some time in rehab due to an addiction to prescription painkillers. Production was slowed, but the filmmakers focused on filming scenes without Perry in them during his absence. 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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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 »

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Love Is a Christmas Rose
Written by Leon Carr and Earl Shuman
Performed by Perry Como
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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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