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Serendipity (2001) Film Review | 365 Day Film Challenge – Day 15

 Serendipity is a film that is extremely charming and leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart, even if it isn’t the most original story. Following the lives of John (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale), two strangers who randomly meet in Bloomingdales one wintry night and make a connection, this is a movie about destiny and how things happen for a reason, no matter what we do to try to change that fact.

The acting is solid, but nothing particularly outstanding. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale have chemistry and bring a cute charm to the film, and the supporting cast, which includes actors such as Molly Shannon, Jeremy Piven, and Bridget Moynahan, add to the whimsical story.

Serendipity largely takes place in New York, and it looks gorgeous. The Christmas setting adds to the sugary sweetness of the film, and lends a beauty to the narrative. This is a charming film that will warm the heart of even the most jaded person. Is it original? Not really, but with a movie this cute, it can be excused.

Verdict: 3.5/5

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