100 user 62 critic

Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
2:32 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.

Director: Damon Santostefano
Stars: Neve Campbell, Matthew Perry, Dylan McDermott
Fools Rush In (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.

Director: Jonathan Lynn
Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette
Numb I (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A chronically depressed screenwriter desperately tries to cure his condition when he meets the girl of his dreams.

Director: Harris Goldberg
Stars: Matthew Perry, Lynn Collins, Kevin Pollak
Bedazzled (2000)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor
The Ron Clark Story (TV Movie 2006)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A small-town teacher relocates to one of the toughest classrooms in the country.

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: Matthew Perry, Judith Buchan, Griffin Cork


Cast overview, first billed only:
Milton the Cop
Derek Southers ...
Man in Elevator (scenes deleted)
Robin McGee ...
Jimmy the Elevator Operator
Blackjack Dealer
Eli Jacques ...
Woman at Blackjack Table
John Wayne Shafer ...
Pit Boss


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:





Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,758,236, 25 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,930,185, 1 December 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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!
See more »


Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »


Someone Else's Mess
Written by Astrid Williamson
Performed by Abra Moore
Courtesy of J Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

99 Minutes of Good Entertainment
24 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

In New York, the process server Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry) is assigned to deliver a divorce paper to Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley). Her wealthy Texan husband Gordon Moore (Bruce Campbell) is cheating her and also trying to take all their money for him. Sara offers one million dollars to Joe serving Gordon first, and he travels to Texas with Sara trying to accomplish his task. Meanwhile, the serving company sends Tony (Vincent Patore), the colleague and enemy of Joe, to serve Sara. A dispute begins with the oponents trying to serve the divorce papers first, to get financial advantages in the process.

I liked a lot this chase movie that slightly recalls "Midnight Run". There are many funny moments, Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley show great chemistry and the IMDb User Rating of 4.6 is quite unfair. Every time that I see the beautiful and delicious Elizabeth Hurley, I recall the amazing choice of Hugh Grant for Divine Brown. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Serviço de Sara" ("Serving Sara")

38 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 100 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page