Serendipity

Well, I know it is too late for me to write a review of “Serendipity”. However, forgive me that I just watched and it is so touching. My heartbeat ran up & down follows every search of Jonathan to Sara or Sara to Jonathan. They in fact are so close yet to far.

The film – Serendipity Serendipity is a 2001 American romantic comedy film, starring by John Cusack (Jonathan) & Kate Beckinsale (Sara). Serendipity means ” fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”

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During the Christmas season, Jonathan Trager first meet Sara Thomas at Bloomingdale’s. He finds it love at first sight, but Sara believes in destiny.

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They end up eating ice cream at Serendipity 3 together, and soon exchange goodbyes. However, Sara and Jonathan both forgot something at the ice cream bar. They return to get their things only to bump into each other again.

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Considering this to be a stroke of fate, Jonathan and Sara decide to go out on the town together, and ice skate on the Wollman Rink at Central Park.

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Since Sara is so believe in destiny, she come out some idea – for the fate to decide their future. She request Jonathan to write his name and phone number on a $5 bill which she spends. Then she shows him the book in her purse Love in the Time of Cholera & says she will write her name and phone number on the inside cover and sell it to a used book store the next morning. If they are meant to be together, they will find the items and contact each other.

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Jonathan is not satisfied with this so and therefore, Sara suggest that they go into the Waldorf-Astoria and enter into different elevators. If they both choose the same floor, they are meant to be together. She also tells him her name is Sara as the doors close. They both choose floor 23 but with some delay in Jonathan’s elevator, stops on 14 and a little boy presses all the buttons causing Jonathan to arrive on floor 23 seconds after Sara leaves. The two believe they’ve lost each other forever.

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Several years later, as their wedding dates approach, each find themselves with a case of cold feet, and they each decide to attempt to find each other again.

With an old receipt, Jonathan attempt to find Sara via credit card details and end up with only an address. After additional research, Jonathan meet the tenant recalls that Sara lived with him for a short time after being referred by a placement company, which he identifies as being located in a shop next to Serendipity 3. Jonathan and Dean follow the lead to find that the agency has moved and its former location is now a bridal shop. Jonathan takes this as a sign that he is supposed to stop looking for Sara, and get married to Halley.

While Sara takes her best friend Eve with her to New York, where she visits the locations of her date, and stays at the Waldorf-Astoria, hoping that fate will bring back Jonathan.

The night before their wedding, Halley (Jonathan fiance) hands Jonathan a copy of Love in the Time of Cholera as a gift, having noticed him picking up the book every time they’re in a bookstore. It is the copy that Sara had written in, and he immediately sets off to find her.

After several effort but still fail to find Jonathan, Sara decides to give up & return home with the  believe that both of them having no fate to be together. However, her excitement raise again when she finds the $5 bill which Jonathan wrote on several years earlier. She find his address but inform by his neighbors that he’s getting married the same day.

She running in tears thinking that Jonathan already got married and she was too late when reach the wedding venue. It was later inform that the wedding was called off. She raise in hope again.

Jonathan, while aimlessly wandering around, finds himself in Central Park. He lies down on the rink surface and uses the jacket he finds as a pillow.

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As snowflakes begin to fall, a black cashmere glove falls on his chest. He turns on his side to see his black cashmere glove. Realizing he has them both, he looks up to see Sara. They introduce themselves to each other formally for the first time.

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When love feels like magic, it is called destiny; when destiny has a sense of humor, it is serendipity.

 

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