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New York City, just before Christmas. The last pair of black cashmere gloves in Bloomingdale's is on its way to the counter. As the gloves arrive, Sara (Kate Beckinsale) and Jonathan (John Cusack) claim them simultaneously. And so it begins--Sara and Jonathan go to a little coffee shop, named Serendipity, to decide who gets the gloves. They skate in Central Park. They look at the stars--the Cassiopeia constellation has the same pattern as the freckles on Sara's forearm. She writes her phone number in a book, saying she'll sell it to a random bookstore tomorrow. Jonathan writes his number on a five-dollar bill and she gives it to a street vendor. If destiny means them to be together, the book will find him, and the five-dollar bill will find her.
Several years later--in New York--Jonathan is about to marry Hally (Bridget Moynahan). On the West Coast, Lars (John Corbett) proposes to Sara. Both Jonathan and Sara remember their delightful night. Jonathan sets out with friend Dean (Jeremy Piven) to find the book. Sara, with her friend Eve (Molly Shannon), flies to New York looking for Jonathan. Crisp direction from Peter Chelsom, a witty script by Marc Klein, and beautiful performances by John Cusak and Kate Beckinsale, make SERENDIPITY a delightful romantic comedy.
Simon Fields - FILM/VIDEO PRODUCER
Alan Silvestri - Composer, VAN HELSING (2004)
Julie Goldstein - Exec .Producer, 'The Mighty'
Molly Shannon - Actress, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Jeremy Piven - TV/stage/film actor, Entourage/SMOKIN' ACES
Amy Slotnick - Producer
Peter Chelsom - Producer/Director
Peter Abrams - Producer/"Point Break"
John Corbett - American actor, SEX AND THE CITY
Robert L. Levy - Producer/Executive
Christopher Greenbury - Film editor not actor.
John de Borman
Marc Klein - Screenwriter, SERENDIPITY (2001)
John Cusack - American actor, SAY ANYTHING/GROSSE POINTE BLANK
Bridget Moynahan - Actor, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS/I, ROBOT
Bob Osher - Executive Producer, SERENDIPITY (2001)
Kate Beckinsale - British Actress
Eugene Levy - SCTV alumnus
Theatrical release: October 5, 2001
"...The always intelligent Cusack projects a winsome blend of affability, wit and sexiness..." - 10/05/2001 USA Today, p.5E
"...Fanciful and sprightly....Cusack and Beckinsale spark well..." - 09/24/2001 Variety, p.25
"...[Chelsom] elicits a very funny performance from Eugene Levy..." - 01/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.55