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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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Warren Cebron
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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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark  »

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Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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The slutty outfit that Sara Moore wears throughout the second half was actually chosen by Elizabeth Hurley. The director liked it so much he decided that would be her costume. See more »


When Kate allows Joe into the house to use the bathroom, we hear her say "I'll show you where it is," but her lips aren't moving; she's just smiling as she closes the door. See more »


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[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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Not Such a Bad Comedy
28 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frankly, the amount of stars this movie received on this site is sickening. I honestly found this movie to be an adequately comical film, and can't see how it only received 4.8 out of 10. Now, obviously it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but I did find myself laughing at it quite frequently. I really can't think of anything major that would yield such a low score. The acting was good, the cast had Mathew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Jerry Stiller, Cedric the Entertainer, a cameo from Mike Judge, and someone who I believe deserves to be in many more movies, Bruce Campbell. The story was sufficiently original, and the movie had, a brilliant, yet unforeseen twist towards the end. The only thing I could possibly think of for people giving this movie such a low rating, is that people tend to over-analyze comedies way too much. You can't expect a drama movie to be the same as a comedy, it just doesn't work that way. Personally, I would like to see this movie again, and feel that it deserves a better rating on this site than it obtained.

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