Conclusion: Serendipity belongs in the chick flick hall of fame. It’s sweet and wonderful and makes a Grinch like me believe in fate and true love. To those of you who will say that the plot is contrived I say you’re heart must have shriveled up and died already. Those who know me, are laughing right now because I’m not usually the least bit sentimental and even I wouldn’t think that a movie like this would appeal to me.
Conclusion: 'Serendipity' is one of the rare chick-flicks that everyone seems to love – guys, girls, even the haters of the genre. It's charming, natural, honest, funny and entertaining while still giving off plenty of sappy romantic content. Cusack and Beckinsale are just as lovable as always and the secondary actors are great too. The clean video quality suffers the detail-removing effects of DNR, but it still looks better than it ever has on home video.
Conclusion: Most of us like to "bargain" with fate, or at least we like to pretend we're bargaining with fate, with such gambits as "If the telephone doesn't ring in the next 30 seconds, it's okay to have that second pint of Haagen Dazs." That same obviously ridiculous behavior often spills into our love lives, and that's the central conceit of Serendipity , though the film spends so much time keeping the two "made for each other" stars apart that some people are going to be tearing...
Excerpt: It’s always snowing in New York. No summer, no spring, no warmer climbs spanning the breadth between. Its always winter in New York. Serendipity stars John Cusack as Johnathon Trager and Kate Beckinsale as Sarah, to perennially involved people whose stars cross one night in a twist of fate. They part, leaving their futures to the tides and winds of fate. Years pass, lives change, and on the eve of commitment to others, they begin to wonder what might have been.
Excerpt: “”Serendipity,”” which stars John Cusack and “”Pearl Harbor””‘s Kate Beckinsale as star-crossed lovers chained to the whims of fate, exists solely in the saccharine-sweet fabrication of Manhattan reserved for romantic films like “”An Affair to Remember,”” “”Breakfast at Tiffany’s,”” or even “”When Harry Met Sally.