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
Following the destruction of the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, images of the World Trade Center towers were digitally removed from all skyline shots of New York City. See more »
Jonathan Trager (John Cusack) calls Dean Kansky (Jeremy Piven) "Gerald", Cusack's real life pet name for his life-long friend Piven. In mitigation, this could be considered Jonathan's pet name for Dean, an in-joke rather than a goof. See more »
So are you gonna meet your boyfriend now or what?
No, I think he's out probably doing what you're doing.
Getting a crush on somebody else's girlfriend? No, I'm sorry, I just meant I had a really nice time. You know, maybe you should give me your phone number. Just in case.
In case of what?
In case of life. I just had a really great time and for all we know I wouldn't be able to find you again.
Well, if we're meant to meet again, we'll meet again. it's just not the right time now.
Maybe we're ...
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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.
Since I have always wondered about fate/destiny and the alike, it was not for one moment, hard for me to embrace this movie. To me, this movie signifies the importance of saying what you feel and feeling what you say. All to often in life people pass each other by and subsequently up all because of being afraid to feel, say, think, and of what others will think. I have tried to become more honest in my life as a result of seeing this movie.
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