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Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 5 October 2001 (USA)
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A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

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Peter Chelsom

Writer:

Marc Klein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Jonathan Trager
Kate Beckinsale ... Sara Thomas
Jeremy Piven ... Dean Kansky
Bridget Moynahan ... Halley Buchanan
Eugene Levy ... Bloomingdale's Salesman
Lilli Lavine Lilli Lavine ... Bloomingdale's Stock Girl
Michael Guarino Jr. Michael Guarino Jr. ... Customer At Bloomingdale's (as Michael Guarino)
Abdul Alshawish Abdul Alshawish ... Customer At Bloomingdale's
Stephen Bruce Stephen Bruce ... Host At Serendipity
David Sparrow ... Josh's Dad
Ann Talman ... Bloomingdale's Saleswoman #1
Crystal Bock ... Bloomingdale's Saleswoman #2
Gary Gerbrandt Gary Gerbrandt ... Josh
Kate Blumberg ... Courtney
Ron Payne Ron Payne ... Louis Trager
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Storyline

Jonathan Trager and Sara Thomas met while shopping for gloves in New York. Though buying for their respective lovers, the magic was right and a night of Christmas shopping turned into romance. Jon wanted to explore things further but Sara wasn't sure their love was meant to be. They decided to test fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny brought them back together... Many years later, having lost each other that night, both are engaged to be married. Still, neither can shake the need to give fate one last chance to reunite them. Jon enlists the help of his best man to track down the girl he can't forget starting at the store where they met. Sara asks her new age musician fiance for a break before the wedding and, with her best friend in tow, flies from California to New York hoping destiny will bring her soulmate back. Near-misses and classic Shakespearean confusion bring the two close to meeting a number of times but fate will have the final word on whether it was meant to be. Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Destiny ... With A Sense Of Humor. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serendipity See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,309,241, 7 October 2001

Gross USA:

$50,294,317

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,516,304
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale only filmed for a few days together during the shoot, much like their characters only saw each other for a limited time. See more »

Goofs

Cash receipts are made from thermal paper and the ink fades easily with time. When Jonathan discovers the receipt in the hand glove years later, everything is clearly readable. Doesn't seem plausible. See more »

Quotes

Dean: What's wrong? You all right?
Jonathan: Her name's Sara Thomas.
[Jonathan hands Dean the book]
Dean: How?
Jonathan: Halley gave it to me as a wedding present.
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Alternate Versions

On the DVD, there are a few deleted scenes:
  • An alternate opening of how Jon and Sara meet.
  • A scene where Sara asks Jon questions called she calls 'cubing'.
  • Their first kiss.
  • Jon and Dean talking about fate in the car while Eugene Levy's character is driving.
  • Eve explaining how to use the Casanova candle.
  • Sara going to see a psychic after she sees the "Cool Hand Luke" poster.
  • Sara getting a phone call asking if her building sells cashmere gloves.
  • Sara explaining to Eve how she feels about her fiance and a painting she once saw.
  • Jon going home and looking out the window after he loses Sara.
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Soundtracks

Sara Smile
Written by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Performed by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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Too many cynical people in the world today
17 October 2002 | by ZazuPittsSee all my reviews

Serendipity...I went to meet an old friend for drink that had just moved back in to town. I was running late, parked at the opposite end of the street where I always parked and missed them. I ran into another friend who asked, me to fill in on a dart team. Then I met a man who was at the next board and talked with him all night. At the end of the night I was walked to my car by one of the guys. On the way home our paths crossed again. To make a long story short we crossed paths again, and the next day he asked me to marry him. I waited two years and we have been married for twelve years. Unfortunately yes, I was in a relationship when we met. It does happen! Even though I thought this film had a few problems. I liked the actors, the story and for gosh sake stop being so cynical everyone!!!


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