Being a fan can be a dangerous thing. Take Bruce Campbell. I love the guy. I've pushed Army Of Darkness and "Brisco County Junior" on any number of people; the guy was affable when I met him at book signing, staying up well past midnight and having great fun with those in attendence; I'm hoping like heck that the Brattle schedules a Bubba Ho-Tep/Evil Dead 2 double feature for Halloween. However, being that much of a fan creates what almost amounts to an obligation when a major studio movie comes out with Bruce getting third billing; you've got to support him, right? Of course, I probably would have seen Serving Sara anyway, and not just because I see everything. Matthew Perry showed a talent for screwball comedy in The Whole Nine Yards, and it's been a while since Elizabeth Hurley had shown up on my radar. It's got a fun disposable comedy premise - duelling process servers - and a cast full of reliable character actors. Unfortunately, it's missing a certain energy that the classic screwball comedies have (Bringing Up Baby, it's not). Matthew Perry's Joe Tyler is a wiseacre, but he's not cool enough to pull it off. The first half of the movie is more grumpy than funny, and why cast funny people like Campbell and Jerry Stiller in your comedy if you're not going to give them anything funny to do? It does pick up, though. Elizabeth Hurley is very likable as Sara - even as she's hurt to find out that her husband is divorcing her, the quest to serve him first becomes a sort of adventure, and there's an infectious sense of fun that comes from her. Vincent Pastore fills the bill as Joe's rival; he earns the punishment he absorbs, but isn't really threatening enough to kill the mood. And there are one or two fairly entertaining set pieces along the way. Overall, a pretty mixed bag. I can't quite recommend it, but it's not really a bad movie; competently made though not exactly inspired.