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Serendipity [2001] (1 disc)
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Director:Peter Chelsom
Writer:Marc Klein
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:57%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Comedy
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Synopsis: John meets a woman one night and, years later, can't stop thinking about her.


Reaction: The use of coincidence in this movie will throw you if you try to be too logical about it, but this is a very charming movie.


Personal Rating: 8/10

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Peter Chelsom => Director
Marc Klein => Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Ajay Mehta => Pakistani Cab Driver
Bridget Moynahan => Halley Buchanan
Clark Middleton => Airport Cab Driver
David Sparrow => Josh's Dad
Eugene Levy => Bloomingdale's Salesman
James Goodwin => Nick Roberts (as Jamie Goodwin)
Jeremy Piven => Dean Kansky
Jessica Kelly => Sara Lawson
John Corbett => Lars Hammond
John Cusack => Jonathan Trager
Kate Beckinsale => Sara Thomas
Kate Blumberg => Courtney
Leo Fitzpatrick => Leasing Office Temp
Mike Benitez => Superintendent
Molly Shannon => Eve
Murray McRae => Priest
Simon Jutras => Sebastian Mignon

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • 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.
  • The book that Jonathan searches for, Love in the Time of Cholera, is also mentioned by John Cusack's character in High Fidelity in a list of books he's read.
  • On a subway staircase behind Jon, an ad for a play called Six Degrees of Separation can be seen. "Six Degrees of Seperation" is a theory which claims that any two given people on the planet are linked by a chain of only six mutual acquaintances.
  • Cool Hand Luke was also mentioned as John Cusack's character's favorite film in America's Sweethearts.
  • A reflection of the camera on a crane is visible in Bloomingdale's' window during the opening credits.
  • During filming of this movie in NYC, the following note was posted on a production trailer: "Yes, we are filming a movie. It is called 'Serendipity'. It stars John Cusack and some girl from Britain that you wouldn't know - even if we told you her name. We will be shooting tonight until midmorning. Please don't ask the crew any questions. Even if they don't look like they are working, they are thinking."
  • Jonathan (John Cusack) tells Sara about the constellation Cassiopeia. In the movie The Sure Thing, Cusack's character also tells the love interest (Alison) about Cassiopeia.
  • The drink Sara and Jonathan drink at Serendipity 3 is its famous Frozen Hot Chocolate. Also, since the movie opened, the table where they sit has been called the Star Table at the restaurant.
  • John Corbett and Bridget Moynahan are also the respective "significant others" of Sarah Jessica Parker and [?] Chris Noth's characters on [Sex and the City].