Serendipity (2001) - Synopsis

Serendipity - synopsis heading graphicJohn Cusack and Kate Beckinsale star in SERENDIPITY (2001), a romantic comedy about destiny's hold on two people who seek nothing but each other.

On a bustling shopping day in the winter of 1990, Jonathan Trager meets Sara Thomas. Two strangers amid the masses in New York City, their paths collide in the mad holiday rush as they fall victim to a mutual, major attraction. Despite that each is involved in another relationship, Jonathan and Sara spend the evening wandering around Manhattan, all the while not knowing the other's name. But, when the night reaches its inevitable end, the two are forced into determining some kind of next step. When the smitten Jonathan suggests an exchange of phone numbers, Sara balks and proposes an idea that will allow fate to take control of the future. If they are meant to be together, she tells him, they will find their way back into one another's lives. At least that's the plan. But, no such lucků

A few years later, Jonathan and Sara's lives have taken drastically different courses, and now each is faced with the prospect of marrying another person. Once and for all, the time has come for them to shake their curiosity and locate each other by whatever means possible. But, can they cheat fate and take destiny into their own hands?

The supporting cast of "Serendipity" includes Jeremy Piven, Molly Shannon, John Corbett (of "Sex In The City" and "Northern Exposure"), and newcomer Bridget Moynahan ("Sex In The City" and "Coyote Ugly (2000)").

The film is directed by Peter Chelsom and produced by Simon Fields, the director-producer team behind such acclaimed films as "The Mighty," "Funny Bones," and "Hear My Song. " Tapestry Films' Peter Abrams and Robert L. Levy, the team that produced "She's All That," "Pay It Forward," and "The Wedding Planner" are also producers. Amy Kaufman and Tapestry's Andrew Panay are co-producers. The film is written by Marc Klein.