Serendipity

Synopsis: Jonathan Trager and Sara Thomas met while shopping for gloves in New York. Though buying for their respective lovers, the magic was right and a night of Christmas shopping turned into romance. Jon wanted to explore things further but Sara wasn't sure their love was meant to be. They decided to test fate by splitting up and seeing if destiny brought them back together... Many years later, having lost each other that night, both are engaged to be married. Still, neither can shake the need to give fate one last chance to reunite them. Jon enlists the help of his best man to track down the girl he can't forget starting at the store where they met. Sara asks her new age musician fiance for a break before the wedding and, with her best friend in tow, flies from California to New York hoping destiny will bring her soulmate back. Near-misses and classic Shakespearean confusion bring the two close to meeting a number of times but fate will have the final word on whether it was meant to be.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Peter Chelsom
Production: Miramax Films
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
59%
PG-13
Year:
2001
90 min
$49,968,653
Website
2,211 Views


- I think so.|- Everything's predestined?

- We don't have any choice at all?|- I thinkwe make our own decisions.

I just think that fate|sends us little signs,

and it's how we read the signs|that determines whether|we're happy or not.

- Little signals. Yeah.|- Yeah.

Fortunate accidents.|Lucky discoveries.|Columbus in America.

- Yeah, or Fleming|discovering penicillin.|- Penicillin.

- Fleming is his name?|- Yes.

Or "Jonathan|and the Gloves."

- I don't know that one.|- You don't know that story?

It's an old|folk tale classic.

Our hero, Jonathan, goes out|in search of black gloves.

And in a perfect act|of "serendipiocity"|or "serendipaciousness,"

he runs into a beautiful, attractive|English girl with a boyfriend.

You have a boyfriend, right?

- Yeah, I do.|- That's what I thought.

- And you have the glove lady.|- Yes, I do.

- Mm-hmm.|- It was a very nice time.

- Well, I hope you enjoy the|gloves you bought yourself.|- Oh, I'm sure I will.

I usually appreciate|my own thoughtfulness.|What do you want for Christmas?

- Golfclubs.|- Oh.

So you're gonna meet|your boyfriend now or what?

No, I think he's probably|out doing what you're doing.

Getting a crush on|someone else's girlfriend?

No, I'm sorry. I just meant to say|I had a really great time.

You know, maybe you should|give me your phone number,|you know, just in case.

- In case of what?|- You know, in case of life.

I just had a great time, and I'd|never be able to find you again.

Well, if we're meant to meet again,|then we'll meet again.

It's just not|the right time now.

Maybe we were supposed|to meet on British time|and we're five hours too early.

Come on.|I don't even know your name.|My name is Jonathan.

- Does that make you|wanna tell me something?|- Yeah, it does.

Merry Christmas, Jonathan.|And thanks.

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