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    Unique ID Code: 0000032536
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 14/4/2002 01:59
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    Serendipity (US)

    7 / 10
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    No name. No address. Just fate
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 91 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Irresistible stars John Cusack (America`s Sweethearts, High Fidelity) and Katie Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Brokedown Palace) are drawn together and take a chance on love in this critically acclaimed romantic comedy! In the course of one magical evening, Jonathan (Cusack) and Sara (Beckinsale) meet unexpectedly… then part without expectation when she decides they must let fate determine if they are meant to be together. Years later, they are both engaged to others but cannot give up the dream that - despite time, distance and the obstacles that conspire to keep them apart - they will one day meet again! Also starring Jeremy Piven (The Family Man, Very Bad Things) and Molly Shannon (Superstar, Never Been Kissed) in a stellar supporting cast - you`re destined to agree with audiences everywhere who fell for the surprising charms of this delightful big-screen romance!

    Special Features:
    Feature Commentary Track with Director Pete Chelsom
    Behind-The-Scenes Starz Encore "On The Set"
    Peter Chelsom`s Production Diary
    Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Peter Chelsom
    Still Gallery
    Storyboard Comparisons
    Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Peter Chelsom

    Written By:

    Crystal Bock
    Ann Talman
    Kate Beckinsale
    John Cusack
    Michael Guarino Jr.
    Lilli Lavine

    Casting By:
    Suzanne Smith
    Billy Hopkins
    Nina Henninger
    Barbara Cohen
    Kerry Barden
    Mary Gail Artz

    Soundtrack By:
    Alan Silvestri

    Director of Photography:
    John de Borman

    Christopher Greenbury

    Costume Designer:
    Mary Claire Hannan
    Marie-Sylvie Deveau

    Production Designer:
    Caroline Hanania

    Andrew Panay
    Robert L. Levy
    Amy Kaufman
    Simon Fields
    Peter Abrams

    Executive Producer:
    Amy Slotnick
    Bob Osher
    Julie Goldstein
    Robbie Brenner

    Buena Vista

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    8 / 10
    A cute romantic comedy about destiny and coincidence.
    The video transfer is average. The compression level varies from good to unacceptable and several scene suffer from scratches, which is odd for such a new movie.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. There`s an occasion usage of the surrounds, mainly for ambiance.
    The menus are nicely animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary, a behind the scenes look, some production notes, a photo gallery, 5 deleted scenes (including an alternate opening scene) and a storyboard comparison.
    Bottom line - an enjoyable movie with Cusack as his ordinary comic self.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 15/4/2002 04:31