SERENDIPITY

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
DECEMBER 21, 2012

“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 impressive supporting cast in Jeremy Piven and Molly Shannon, who are out of their typical elements and deliver just as well as any seasoned supporting players. Not only is the humor spot-on, but the emotions are also strong, 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. Missing each other yet constantly thinking of each other, these two proven actors create chemistry that spans the distance 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

WRITTEN BY
Marc Klein

STUDIO
Miramax Films

PG-13
(for a scene of sexuality, and for brief language)

COMEDY
ROMANCE
90 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
John De Borman

COMPOSER
Alan Silvestri

EDITOR
Christopher Greenbury

CAST
John Cusack
Kate Beckinsale
Molly Shannon
Jeremy Piven
Bridget Moynahan
Eugene Levy
John Corbett

PRODUCED BY
Peter Abrams
Simon Fields
Robert L. Levy

BUDGET
$28 million

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