***Official "SERENDIPITY" Discussion thread

Chris Dugger

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 5, 1998
Messages
665
Reaction score
1
Points
0
This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Serendipity". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.
All HTF member film reviews of "Serendipity" should be posted to this thread .
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Dugger
[Edited last by Chris Dugger on September 28, 2001 at 06:56 AM]
[Edited last by Chris Dugger on September 28, 2001 at 06:57 AM]
 

Patrick Sun

Studio Mogul
Joined
Jun 30, 1999
Messages
39,324
Reaction score
831
Points
9,110
I gotta admit, I enjoyed the way the writer(s) was able to circuitously get the 2 serendipitous lovebirds back together and get each of their "mementos" of their 1st meeting from each other. If I were Sara, I would have just camped outside John's apartment building because she had that info. But, they just had to stretch it out and end it the way they did (serendipitously, of course). And I wonder why Sara was always leaving stuff behind, must be a habit of hers.

------------------
PatCave; HT Pix; Gear; DIY Mains; DIY CC; Sunosub I + II + III; DVDs; LDs
 

JohnS

Producer
Joined
Jan 17, 2001
Messages
4,957
Reaction score
222
Points
4,110
Age
47
Location
Las Vegas
Real Name
John Steffens
I also liked the chances, fates and occurances that kept running into the main characters.
The 'cute meet' and first date was really good. Finally a decent date movie.
------------------
 

Carlo Medina

Executive Producer
Joined
Oct 31, 1997
Messages
11,895
Reaction score
1,868
Points
9,110
This movie was predictable...
And I still liked it. And I am not one for these kind of films.
There was just something about the execution of the movie, the charisma and likability of the leads, the strength of the supporting actors (didn't like Molly Shannon that much, but Eugene Levy, Jeremy Piven and that "Lars" guy were great at what they did), it all worked for me.
The more movies I watch, the more I find that it's not the end of the story, but how we get there, that makes a good movie. Take Shawshank, I know how it ends, but man I can watch that movie over and over and not get tired of it.
Serendipity (though obviously not on a level with me that Shawshank was) is such a movie. You know how it's going to end, but it's a good ride anyway.
And did I mention that I'm now in love with Kate Beckinsale?
 

Dave H

Producer
Joined
Aug 13, 2000
Messages
5,743
Reaction score
328
Points
9,110
I took a date to see this last week since this was a "chick flick" film (I'm not one for these kind of films). Overall, I thought it wasn't a bad movie. The pace was pretty good. This isn't the kind of movie I would buy, but for a chick flick it isn't too bad.
 

DaveF

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Mar 4, 2001
Messages
23,107
Reaction score
4,334
Points
9,110
Location
Catfisch Cinema
Real Name
Dave
I saw and enjoyed Serendipity. Not the greatest romantic-comedy, but average in a good way.
I did find stressful the premise that Jon and Sara were each engaged, on the cusp of being married, but were still very uncertain about their love and committment to their fiances. Likewise, the discarding of these huge relationships on the basis of two hours with someone else. I wish that could have been set up differently.
But I greatly enjoyed Piven's character, Dean. The over-educated, under-appreciated, liberal arts student, passionate and knowledgable about ancient literature yet stuck writing obits was great. Further, they managed the difficult task of making me believe that this was a real person, with a real life history, that we're not privy too. I kinda think a comedy/drama movie could be made about his life from college to early career, trying to land his ultimate writer job.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
343,697
Messages
4,687,309
Members
141,002
Latest member
Super Chief