• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Reginald Hudlin
    In Theaters:
    Aug 23, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 28, 2003
  • Paramount Pictures


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Serving Sara Reviews

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Clint Morris

There's still something vaguely enjoyable about the film, as there has been with most of Matthew Perry's movies.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 2, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
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Cedric the Entertainer is absolutely hilarious as a frustrated boss.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 24, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Surprisingly amusing.

August 23, 2002
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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The script is clever enough to give Perry a somewhat dignified role as a sarcastic, educated charmer down on his luck.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

August 23, 2002
John Venable

It can only be recommended as a very mild rental...ya know, one of those that you pick up because you've already seen everything else.

Full Review Source: Supercala.com

August 23, 2002
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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[There's] nary a laugh to be found.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

July 26, 2014
Leah Rozen
People Magazine

Perry smirks and mugs throughout while Hurley just seems massively bored, practically yawning even while hoisting her shirt for the hotel clerk.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

July 26, 2014
Dennis King
Tulsa World

Perry and Hurley banter and bicker in the old screwball tradition, and it's clear from the start that they're supposed to fall in love. They just don't sell it with much conviction.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World

July 26, 2014
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The spectacularly bland comedy Serving Sara offers us a TV actor and a fashion mannequin in lieu of actual movie stars.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

July 26, 2014
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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A third-rate conflation of Midnight Run and It Happened One Night, Serving Sara relies heavily on Perry's perpetually exasperated shtick, which fits more comfortably among the democratic ensemble of TV's Friends.

Full Review Source: AV Club

June 11, 2013
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun

This movie doesn't play; it just lies there, waiting to be kicked around by anyone unfortunate enough to have shelled out good money to see it.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 1/4

June 11, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Perry and Hurley don't have much chemistry, and the story is so dumb you might want to sue it for stupidity.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 1/4

June 11, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An unfunny, unpleasant romance comedy entry...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
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October 18, 2008
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

March 10, 2007
Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
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Romantic comedy ought to have some romance and laughs, but this extraordinarily flat effort has neither.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Crass and joyless.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

January 3, 2007
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Filled with artificial sweetener, and ultimately not satisfying enough.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2/4

September 30, 2005
Michael Dequina

Any effort anyone puts forth is obviously for naught when the movie's supposedly showstopping set piece has Perry stick his arm up a bull's anus to tickle his prostate.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1/4

January 7, 2005
Susan Michals

Hurley in particular is astoundingly awful.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

February 1, 2004
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