Serendipity Synopsis
A man (John Cusack) and a woman (Kate Beckinsale) try to find each other.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Serendipity has no business working, but it does. And by the way, Eugene Levy has no business almost stealing the show, but he does, too.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Serendipity returns us, if only for a couple of hours, to the Manhattan of our dreams.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Serendipity is "Sliding Doors" with no alternate versions; it's willed enchantment all the way.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Serendipity's finale is a perfect crowd-pleaser, sweet and unlikely and over the top.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Honestly, it's still pretty hard to resist as a guilty pleasure: A fluffy date-night movie that wrung a tear or two from more than one...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Serendipity is a throwback to a more innocent era in American life, 25 days ago.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The lightweight bauble is perfect entertainment for now.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you can believe Serendipity's cockeyed conceit, you may find that discovering this escapist love story feels like a lucky accident.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Contrived and schematic, Peter Chelsom's film is a mechanical bird that never takes wing.
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Does romantic comedy have to come off as sugared stupidity? It does here.
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Makes you believe in love

By movielover_martha
This is one of my favorite movies. It is cheesy at times but it's message is strong: everything happens for a reason. Now I don't get as mad when things don't go as planned I just wait to see what...

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Rated PG-13 | For Scenes of Sexuality and Brief Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Lightweight romance may appeal to teens.
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