Director: Peter Chelsom

Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes

Country: United States

Genre: Rom-com

Casts:

  • John Cusack
  • Kate Beckinsale

Plot Summary:

The story revolves around the concept of fate, destiny, and the idea that true love will always find a way.

The film follows the serendipitous and chance encounters of Jonathan Trager and Sara Thomas during a Christmas shopping rush in New York City. They meet while shopping for gloves and feel an instant connection. However, both of them are already in relationships, so they decide to leave their future to fate.

Jonathan writes his phone number on a $5 bill, while Sara writes her number in a book. They release their respective items into circulation, and if destiny intends for them to be together, they will find each other through these objects.

The story then jumps ahead several years, and Jonathan and Sara are both engaged to other people. However, they can’t forget each other and set out on a quest to find their long-lost love, even though they have limited information to go on.

“Serendipity” explores themes of destiny, love, and the idea that some things are just meant to be. The film combines humor, romance, and a touch of magical realism as the two characters chase after their chance encounter from years earlier.

The movie is known for its charming and whimsical take on love and fate and has become a popular romantic comedy over the years. It is often enjoyed by those who appreciate feel-good, lighthearted romances with a touch of whimsy.