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Serendipity 2000

Sara and Jonathan meet in New York and fall for each other in this rom com. She writes her number in a book she'll sell to a shop and he writes his on a $5 bill and gives it to a street vendor. If fate means for them to be together each item will find the other.

Starring:
John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale
Runtime:
1 hour, 27 minutes

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By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jan. 2007
Format: DVD
This is one of those movies that while completely predictable and very unlikely to happen, is still unique and captivating in it's own way.

It's a wonderful love story about Jonathan and Sara, two people who meet by chance trying to buy the same pair of Cashmere gloves in Bloomingdales just before Christmas. Both are in a relationship with different people yet, on this one chance meeting and spending a day together, are quite taken with each other.

Although Jonathan wants to continue seeing Sara, Sara - as a firm believer in fate - thinks they should let it be fates decision whether they should end up together, and so, Sara writes her name and number in a book which she will give to charity, and Jonathan writes his name and number on a five dollar bill which Sara uses at a Kiosk to buy something. Her logic is that if they should happen upon each others names and numbers in future, it's obvious they should be together again.

Some years pass after they depart from each other - both have moved on and are now engaged to other people, and yet, they still have thoughts about each other. Jonathan has been endlessly searching for the book with Sara's number, and as he's soon to be wed, he decides to take one last stab at finding her before it's too late. Sara is also soon to marry, and decides to take off to New York in order to find him.

Throughout their search for each other, a huge number of coincidences weave in and out of their lives linking them unknowingly to the other, physically being blocks away and unaware the other is searching, and seredipity is working to bring them together.

A wonderful romance with some great comic moments from Molly Shannon, Eugene Levy and Jeremy Piven, and some brilliantly delivered scenes from John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. You won't be sorry you bought this.
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Format: DVD
Romantic comedies aren't normally my sort of film (due to the relatively low explosion count and lack of gunfire :)), but I defy anyone to fail to be moved by this tale of not so much star-crossed as star-somewhat messed-about-with lovers. The script is excellent, and the central performances from both John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale are perfect. Perfect. With strong support (especially from Piven as Cusack's best friend), there's no shortage of laughter, but one genuinely comes to care about these two people and I was desperately keeping my fingers crossed that there WOULD be a fairytale ending. I can't recommend this film highly enough.
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Format: DVD
This is more a review of the film than of the DVD.

I saw the film for the first time yesterday and found it very entertaining. The main thing which worked for me was the story more than anything else. The story is inspired to say the least, and is pleasantly supported by some good acting and cinematography.

The story centres around 2 people who meet and feel like there's more to their meeting than chance, though they are both with other partners at the time. However the same fate that brought them together conspires to sunder them until the time is right. And when would be the right time? Cut to a few years in the future when they're both on the brink of serious commitment and both want to lay to rest the feeling they got from that one evening years ago. This forms the bulk of the film as we see how the pair struggle to make face swing another meeting, and then are cheated time and again.

Splendid viewing - I hardly noticed how the minutes went by. This film made me smile and cheer and all the rest of it.

John Cusack, Kate Bekinsale, Eugene Levy, Jeremy Piven et al deliver the expected performances with ease. But this is not the best film to watch for acting or direction or anything deep. Rather watch this film for a 90 minute (or so) vacation to pleasantville. Set in New York, this film has a distinctly "Friendsy" feel to it. Spend an evening with Serendipity - you'll enjoy it.
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Does Fate exist? And can it guide and reach Jonathan and Sara-despite their current partners,and over time and distance? Some people may doubt that magic/fate exists in this day and age but magic this film truly is. After a hard day,sit back and bask in the warmth that this movie will put in your heart(even the hardest of cynical hearts). Treat yourself to the romance and magic of New York,great acting and direction,superb script and a wonderful soundtrack. Whether you believe in fate or not this movie will make you feel so good you may just admit to yourself that such a wonderful encounter is possible.
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By m VINE VOICE on 11 July 2007
Format: DVD
OK so the rubbishy cover is going to put a few people off but this is one of those modern `romance films' which are actually quite good.
The central premise of meeting someone once and knowing they are `the one' isn't new, but it is handled very nicely here with our star-struck couple deciding to leave everything to fate, with problematic results which ensue. There are some great moments and ideas - the writing down of the phone number on the dollar bill etc but you get the sense that they weren't really sure if the whole thing would work. In my experience they always set things at Christmas if the idea is a bit quirky - a kind of `if all else fails' philosophy.

They needn't have worried - John Cusak is in his element in his niche role of the ordinary guy trying to do something extraordinary with his life. And the two supporting actors - Cusak's best friend and Beckinsale's daft eastern flute-playing boyfriend are standouts, worth an honourable mention. Beckinsale is good, but it's a hard job keeping up with Cusak on any day of the week.

All in all, very nice - and `nice' in a good way I mean. One to watch with your other half if you have one. Nice package too - commentary and feature on the making of etc.
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