“Serendipity” is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies. Pairing John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale in a romantic comedy set in the cold and snowy streets of New York City, these two lovers are parted by the world of fate and destiny. With an amazing supporting cast in Jeremy Piven and Molly Shannon, who are out of their normal elements and deliver just as well as any seasoned supporting players. Not only is the humor spot-on, but the emotions are strong as well, with forces pulling these characters through a maze to try and find each other after one fateful night where their connection is built so strong that the smallest moments remind them of each other. Continuously missing one another by fractions of a second, yet constantly thinking of each other, there is a chemistry built by these two proven actors that spans the distance created between them, to the point where the climax is just as emotional for us as it is for their characters.
Release Date: October 5, 2001 || Director: Peter Chelsom || Distributed By: Miramax Films
Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, and for brief language