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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 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>

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Taglines:

The love of your life could be in line for popcorn..... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

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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Runtime:

| (TV)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Cusack and Jeremy Piven co-starred in 1986's "One Crazy Summer". See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Jonathan is lying on the rink, snow is falling. He is resting his head on Sara's leather jacket. Yet when he stands up there is no jacket on the rink, only a glove. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: Forget about privacy laws. You know what privacy laws do?
Leasing Office Temp: No.
Jonathan: They protect millionaires. You know who those millionaires are?
Leasing Office Temp: Who?
Jonathan: Tell him who they are. Tell him.
Dean: Kids your age. Pimple-faced college drop outs who have made unhealthy sums of money forming internet companies that create no concrete products, provide no viable services, and still manage to generate profits for all of its lazy day-trading son-of-a bitch shareholders. Meanwhile, as a tortured member of the disenfranchised ...
[...]
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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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Connections

Referenced in Sirens: Briandipity (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Distance
Written by Evan Lowenstein, Ty Lacy, Matt Serletic
Performed by Evan and Jaron
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Fortunate Accident!
28 March 2005 | by darktowerofnuriSee all my reviews

The first time I've seen this movie, I knew I'd add it to my "classics", and here it is. Kate Beckinsale shows her talent -finally- within the movie by blending right into the act of John Cusack. Since I'm in love with these kind of movie scripts, the movie got me in its clasp as I've heard Armstrong's deep voice in the beginning. As the movie starts, the movie's philosophy starts to reveals itself through a pair of black Kashmir gloves. The fact that love will find a way through it all is buzzing all around the movie and makes you feel warmer even though it's winter and snowing. The ice skating section and the ending section on the same "floor" are wondrous moments which any people would like to live - which makes the movie closer to the audience. The thought of someone "right around the corner" waiting for you is all around the movie and makes you feel like go out and find "them". A really cute story with a good sense of humor. Deserves my 9! I just LOVE watching it!


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