- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 15, 2011
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 10/05/2001
"...The always intelligent Cusack projects a winsome blend of affability, wit and sexiness..."
Variety - 09/24/2001
"...Fanciful and sprightly....Cusack and Beckinsale spark well..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2002
"...[Chelsom] elicits a very funny performance from Eugene Levy..."
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.
- Theatrical release: October 5, 2001