Serendipity (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 5, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Light and charming, Serendipity could benefit from less contrivances.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

A movie I found myself liking more than perhaps I should.

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Paul Tatara

So stringently a 'romantic comedy,' you could review it with a pie chart.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lightweight romance may appeal to teens.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Insipid, by-the-numbers romance.

Rob Gonsalves

The goofiest movie Nora Ephron never wrote.

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Charles Taylor

Serendipity may be calculated, but the good news is that all that hard work never prevents it from being genuinely charming.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

An overfamiliar and exasperating game of cat-and-mousie.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Delivers its romance in a warm, straightforward way with no frills.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
i like this movie, unlike a lot of other romcoms that ive religiously watched with the vain hope of it being good and finally saying its a romcom to be proud… More
Dean King
One of the best Rom-coms I have seen in a long while! A very romantic film about fate and destiny in finding your soul mate. Possibly owes a bit to When Harry… More
Everett Johnson
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… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Destiny ... With A Sense Of Humor."</i> A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated,… More
Bethany Murphy
A quirky and fun film! Romantic and a feel good film!
Conner Rainwater
A poor attempt at romantic comedy. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale are too good of actors to be stuck in such a mess. Try as they might, there was no way to… More