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On a bustling shopping day in the winter of 1990, Jonathon Trager meets Sara Thomas. Two strangers amid the masses in NYC, their paths collide in the mad holiday rush as they fall victim to a mutual attraction. Despite the fact that each is involved in another relationship, Jonathon and Sara spend the evening wandering Manhattan. But when the night reaches it's inevitable end, the two are forced into determining some kind of next step. When the smitten Jonathon suggests an exchange of phone numbers, Sara balks and proposes an idea that will allow fate to take control of their future. If… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie I found myself liking more than perhaps I should."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"So stringently a 'romantic comedy,' you could review it with a pie chart."
‑ Paul Tatara,
"Delivers its romance in a warm, straightforward way with no frills."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"I can't get over the complete reliance on fate even if it is what the movie is all about."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A weaker romantic comedy might have tried harder to use grounded and logical explanations for the movie's string of unlikely coincidences, but Serendipity makes no such attempt. For this, it should be commended."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Fluffy and innocuous as Cool Whip, it is nonetheless uplifting, romantic and delightful, further enhancing the world's enduring love affair with the Big Apple."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Lightweight romance may appeal to teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
" empty, so derivative"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Serendipity director Peter Chelsom gives us charm instead of plot, romance instead of logic."
‑ Josh Gilchrist, Billings Outpost (Montana)
"In some ways, "Serendipity" could be the movie Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan forgot to make 10 years ago. Not since "Sleepless in Seattle" has there been so much onscreen discussion about soulmates and the mystical power of fate."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Serendipity may be calculated, but the good news is that all that hard work never prevents it from being genuinely charming."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"The goofiest movie Nora Ephron never wrote."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"A química entre Cusack e Beckinsale é eficaz - pena que, durante a maior parte do tempo, os dois sejam mantidos separados pelo fraco e previsível roteiro de Marc Klein."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Serendipity weakens the harder it tries to be cute."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"...would this be (Cusack's) "Sleepless in Seattle", or would I have to sit through another "You've Got Mail"? The answer lies somewhere in between."
‑ Larry Carroll,
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