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
4,360 Views


[Bells Jingling]

# From Coney Island|to the Sunset Strip #

# Somebody's gonna make|a happy trip tonight #

# While the moon is bright #

# He's gonna have|a bag of crazy toys #

# To give to|the girls and boys #

# So dig #

# Santa comes on big #

# He'll come a-callin'|when it snows the most #

# When all you cats|are sleepin' warm as toast #

# And you gonna flip|when old Saint Nick #

# Lays a lick|on the peppermint stick #

# He come a-flyin'|from a higher place #

# And fill the stocking|by the fireplace #

# So you'll #

# Have a yule that's cool #

- [ Baby Crying ]|- Merry Christmas.

# Yeah, from Coney Island|to the Sunset Strip #

# Somebody's gonna make|a happy trip tonight #

# While the moon is bright #

# He's gonna have|a bag of crazy toys #

# To give to|the girls and boys #

# So dig #

# Santa comes on big #

Excuse me.

# Come a-callin'|when it snows the most #

# Cats are sleepin'|warm as toast #

# And you gonna flip|when old Saint Nick #

# Lays a lick|on the peppermint stick #

- Wooh! Sorry.|- I'm sorry.

- [ Chuckles ]|- Do you want these?

- No. Please.|- You go ahead. It's the last one.

Uh, miss, do you have another pair|of these black cashmere gloves?

- Whatever's out is what we have.|- You don't have a stockroom?

- No. No. We don't have|an attic either.|- Or a basement?

Um, listen, you take 'em.|I don't need 'em.

- No, no, no.|You saw them first. I--|- Please. I insist.

- Take them. Wait a minute.|- Oh! Oh!

- Excuse me, sir. These are ours.|- Yeah?

Oh. Your gloves? How come?|They're just sort of hanging there,

sleeping with their|little price tag on.

- We were just discussing|them, all right?|- Well, I have news for you.

You can go on discussing them|long after I've paid for them.

- Calm down, all right?|- Calm down? It's five days|before Christmas.

I'm in the middle|of a New York department store.|He's asking me to calm down.

Well, these were meant to be|a very special gift for someone.

- Yeah, we put quite a lot|of thought into those.|- Isn't that right?

- Well, who were they for?|- My boyfriend.|- My girlfriend.

- Her boyfriend.|- His girlfriend.

One pair of gloves|for two people?

- This is hard to explain.|- Try.

All right.|Go ahead.

Oh. Uh, well, he is|at the present time my boyfriend.

But in 18 months--

After the operation--

- He will be--|- She will be--

My girlfriend.|Do you understand?

That didn't|really work out.

- No, but Merry Christmas anyway.|- Thank you very much.

Well, you earned these.|That was quick on your feet.

- Thanks. It was a team effort.|- Yeah, it was. It was.

- I don't know how to thank you.|- Well--

Ah, well.

# Have a yule that's cool ##

They're ready for you guys.

Thank you.

I don't know what you said|to that guy makes any sense.

- But I think we scared|the be jesus out of him.|- You were pretty fierce.

This will work, though.|This is quite a coffee.

But I'm serious about the check.|It's the least I can do.

Well, thank you, but, see,

now I have to go find|something else for my girlfriend.

- Oh, they were for your girlfriend.|- Yes, they were.

- Oh, I can't accept them then.|- Well, you have to.

Otherwise you|won't treat. Really.

Let me tell you something.|This is the ultimate blend to drink.

- Where did you find this place?|- I first came in|because of the name.

- Hmm.|- Serendipity. It's one|of my favorite words.

- It is? Why?|- Uh-huh.

'Cause it's such a nice sound for|what it means: a fortunate accident.

- Mm.|- Except I don't really|believe in accidents.

- I think fate's behind everything.|- Oh, you do?

- Yeah.|- Fate's behind everything?

- 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.

That's it?

# I can feel my heart #

- Oh, Jesus, I'm sorry about that.|- # And it's about to burst #

# I try to clean it up #

# But I just get worse #

# Wish I could fall #

# On a night like this #

- # Into your loving arms #|- I think I left a scarf.

No. Nothing down here.|Why don't you go upstairs?

- Maybe it's still there.|- Thank you.

# I thought I saw your face #

# In the evening sky #

# On a lonesome cloud #

# That was drifting by #

# I wish I could fall #

# On a night like this #

# Into your loving arms ##

Hey.

Hey.

Let's go do something.

All right.|What you wanna do?

I don't care.

All right. Come on.

Now, promise me you're not|just visiting here for a week...

or marrying somebody|to get a green card or on parole.

None of the above. You?

No, no, no. Proud U.S. citizen.|No criminal record.

So you won't tell me|your name.

Well, tell me, uh, what do you|miss most about Mother England?

I miss my mom terribly.

If I were her,|I'd miss you too.

Okay. Favorite movie.

- The correct answer|is Cool Hand Luke.|- I've never seen it.

Oh, come on. You've never seen|Cool Hand Luke?

Paul Newman?|Oh, my God. Come on!

"Failure to communicate."|Sadistic cop in sunglasses|with no name.

Reminds me of you|in that way.

Um, favorite|New York moment.

This one's|climbing the charts.

I'm flattered.

Is there anything else|you need to know about me?

Huh.

Favorite sexual position?

Oh!

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!|Yeah, yeah. That's my favorite too.

- You all right?|- Yeah.

- Did you hurt yourself?|- No. Yes.

- You did?|Let's take a look at that.|- Ouch.

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