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      Serendipity

      2001, Romance/Comedy, 1h 30m

      142 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      Light and charming, Serendipity could benefit from less contrivances. Read critic reviews

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      Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Kate Beckinsale in a scene from Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. John Cusack in Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. John Cusack and Jeremy Piven in Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Molly Shannon and Kate Beckinsale in a scene from Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack in a scene from Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Bridget Moynahan and John Cusack in Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Eugene Levy and John Cusack in a scene from Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Kate Beckinsale in Peter Chelsom's SERENDIPITY. Director Peter Chelsom.

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      On a magical night when they are in in their 20s, Jonathan (John Cusack) meets Sara (Kate Beckinsale). He finds it love at first sight, but Sara believes in destiny. After 10 years the two -- with 3,000 miles between them -- must decide if fate wants them to be together again. When love feels like magic, it is called destiny; when destiny has a sense of humor, it is serendipity.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Scenes of Sexuality|Brief Language)

      • Genre: Romance, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Peter Chelsom

      • Producer: Peter Abrams, Simon Fields, Robert L. Levy

      • Writer: Marc Klein

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $50.2M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Miramax Films

      • Production Co: Tapestry Films, Simon Fields Productions

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      John Cusack
      Jeremy Piven
      John Corbett
      Bridget Moynahan
      Eugene Levy
      Bob Osher
      Julie Goldstein
      Amy Slotnick
      John de Borman
      Caroline Hanania
      Alan Silvestri
      Laura Z. Wasserman
      Mary Claire Hannan

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      • Dec 23, 2015

        What a great film. Kind of cheesy at times when it's trying to be really profound, but this is still an incredibly likable film with characters you're constantly cheering on.

        Stephen S Super Reviewer
      • Dec 12, 2012

        The heartwarming romantic comedy Serendipity is a fun and enchanting tale. The story follows a couple that was separated after a fateful meeting one night in New York, but tries to reconnect years later by following their destinies. The film's cast is quite good, and includes John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Bridget Moynahan, and Jeremy Piven, who all deliver strong performances. However, Cusack and Beckinsale don't have very good chemistry; which is partially the script's fault; as it does more telling than showing and keeps the couple apart for most of the film. But the comedy is charming, and there's a sincerity to the story that helps to overcome the film's weaknesses. Though it has some issues, Serendipity is a delightful and whimsical film with an uplifting love story.

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      • Apr 14, 2012

        The story was quite nice but the actors were too big for the film. I don't think it's among the best love stories I've seen.

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      • Dec 26, 2011

        I'm generally not a chick flick/romantic movie type of guy. However, I LOVE "Serendipity". This is my favorite romance movie. I love the premise, I love the performances, I love the music, I really love everything about it. It's the story of Johnathon(John Cusack) and Sara(Kate Beckinsale). They meet one night by chance and have a great time. But Sara worries that they aren't meant to be, so she comes up with a plan. She writes her name and phone number in a book, and he writes his name and phone number on a 5 dollar bill. If they ever find the other, they will call each other and know it was meant to be. Years pass and both have moved on with their lives. Johnathon is about to get married and Sara has just gotten engaged. However both want desperately to find the other, to know for sure if they were meant to be. My favorite character in the movie is Dean(Jeremy Piven), Johnathon's best friend. Piven is one of my favorite actors, and brought a lot to the role. Every time I see this movie on tv, I stop and watch it. It's just such a fantastic movie. If you've never seen it, what is wrong with you? Go get a copy and sit back, and just fall in love. If you have seen it, well look for it again and be reminded of how great of a movie this really is.

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