Serendipity (2001) – Encore Review 2

“You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: “Did he have passion?”. ” – Dean

Number of Times Seen – At least 10 times (20 Jul 2002, DVD, 15 Jul 2014, 7 Dec 2016 and 3 Dec 2021)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – After a chance encounter, two people wonder whether they are meant to be together or not and trying to seek out one another years later.

My Take on it – This is a romatic comedy that ha been dear to my heart ever since I first saw it almost 19 and a half years ago.

John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale are great here and it’s so easy to feel the emotions of each of their characters along the way.

The movie’s question of whether love is fate or chance is questioned really well throughout as we get to see things that are not within their scope to see.

The script is written really well and manages to make these characters and their stories so intriguing and engaging to watch.

The soundtrack is superb and finds ways to enhance the story so much along the way.

Besides the two leads, this film has a great supporting cast with Jeremy Piven, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan and Molly Shannon adding so much to the tone of things.

Eugene Levy has a bit part that is hilarious and once again proves how great a comedian he can be even in annoying and quirky roles like the one here.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale only filmed for a few days together during the shoot, much like their characters only saw each other for a limited time. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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