Serendipity (2001)Posted: January 8, 2016
A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they’d end up together.
It starts as the two main characters, Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale), meet when they were looking to buy the last pair of gloves. John lets Sara have them, in return she buys him a drink in a cafe, called Serendipity (bit corny I know). He falls in love with her straight away, but both have partners. He convinces Sara, who believes in fate and destiny, to spend the evening with him, were they have the best time together (yes I right like a child). Before she gets in the taxi she writes down her number and hands it to him, But the wind takes it from his hands and she sees this as a sign and won’t write it down again. She pleads with her and she agrees to trying something, putting down to fate. She gets him to write his name and number on a bank note, and she spend it on some sweets, and she said she would write her details in a book, then give it into her nearest book shop. If its ‘meant to be’ then these items would find their way to each-other. They part.
A year later and both are due to marry, their partners. John still can’t get Sara out of his head, and a few days before the wedding gets overwhelmed by signs and goes on the hunt with is best friend, and best man Dean. Sara also gets a feeling and decides to pursue it, flying to New York hoping destiny will bring her soulmate back. Several near-misses bring the two close to meeting a number of times. Just before the wedding, John was going to give up and marry, when his soon to be wife Halley, give him a pre wedding gift, which was the book which contained Sara’s details and that was the final sign. Sara was about to get on a flight back to Brooklyn, she appears to have mix her purse with her friend, and discovers the bank note that John writes on, she gets off the plan before it leaves. Essentially they spend most of the film missing each-other (which is sort of frustrating, but keeps you hooked), but eventually they meet on the Ice rink, the same spot were they’d spent that evening a year ago on, come together and kiss (aawwww). Personally I don’t understand why they didn’t just phone each-other once they came into possession with the bank note and book? instead they went looking for the other persons house? oh well.
I’m not going to proofread this, I didn’t really see myself writing this much about a film that isn’t completely relevant to my project, but once I start…fuck it.
Film – 8/10
Relevants – 5/10
Enjoyment – 7/10 surprise hey