• 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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February 23, 2007
This was a wild hair re-watch off the To-Watch Pile, and I have to say that it holds up pretty well as far as the little rom-com I recall from the VHS days, and while it's nothing all that great, it's got some funny bits and Hurley is easy on the eyes, so why not give it a spin?

Rental?
muffin0681
May 16, 2013
Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry) is a process server who will do anything it takes to deliver legal documents to unsuspecting victims. But nothing in Joe's bag of tricks prepares him for Sara (Elizabeth Hurley), the stunning, soon to be ex-wife of a playboy cattle baron named Gordon Moore (Bruce Campbell). When Joe serves Sara with Gordon's divorce papers, Sara presents an offer Joe can't refuse: serve Gordon with Sara's papers first... and earn a cool million dollars!

Pursued by Joe's greedy boss (Cedric the Entertainer) and bumbling office rival (Vincent Pastore), Joe and Sara begin a wildly funny journey to find Gordon... and discover that nothing heats up romance like riches and revenge.

also stars Amy Adams, Terry Crews, Jerry Stiller and Joe Viterelli.

directed by Reginald Hudlin.
cappieforpresident
November 30, 2013
Matthew Perry is fantastic in this! It's such a shame that Elizabeth Hurley isn't even close to impressing me. It's still funny though.
Hamee
November 7, 2013
Perry and Hurley were a weird pairing for this movie, but it worked somehow with this story.
September 26, 2013
i love Matthew Perry, but this movie was honestly terrible.
filmlover1994
July 31, 2013
My Favorite Comedy Film Is 1933's Duck Soup.
June 20, 2013
another romantic comedy without romance or comedy.
June 14, 2013
If only they had the writers from 'friends'.
April 30, 2013
"Serving Sara" is a horrendous romantic comedy that has no romance whatsoever and very few laughs. Our main character "Joe Tyler" is thoroughly unlikeable and although Matthew Perry tries hard to make him funny by doing a sort of stand-up performance throughout with snappy remarks, imitations and off-handed jokes most of them fall completely flat. As the movie goes on you just hate his character more and more because he reminds you of that unfunny guy at the party that's desperately trying to hit on women by saying bad jokes and trying way too hard to make them laugh. As a process server he seems to be constantly barely holding on and screwing up all the time so when he gets into a tight situation with his latest job you don't feel any tension, you feel like it's just business as usual for this loser who can't get a handle on things. Elizabeth Hurley plays "Sara", a woman that has been served divorced papers and decides to outsmart her cheating husband with a bit of assistance from "Joe". You cheer for her (particularly after she lets the unlikeable "Joe" receive a vicious beating from two mobsters) but unfortunately her comedic scenes aren't funny at all and border on the ridiculous. There's a scene in the airport where her pants get caught in some machinery so she has to change her outfit by swiping some clothes from the luggage that's lying around. She only needs pants, but she changes her whole outfit and leaves all of the bags all open with clothes on the floor. This new sexy look is supposed to have us get excited about seeing more of her throughout the movie (As several scenes later tease the audience by showing glimpses of her naked body) but it just raises some questions like: Why did she change all of her clothes? If she's in such a hurry, why did she take the time to look for a new matching outfit? Did anyone think that scene was going to be funny? Several scenes in the movie seem to have had little thought put into them. After "Sara" takes a shower in the hotel room she is sharing with "Joe" she decides to go to bed while still wearing the towel she had in the bathroom. Wouldn't it make more sense for her to go to sleep in her underwear (she has no spare clothes with her despite having stolen a new outfit earlier) or just fully clothed? Even going to bed naked would be more believable than hopping into bed in a wet towel.

There are absolutely no sparks between the two leads and it makes the romantic sub plot exhausting. The dialogue is very badly written and there is no physical chemistry either so you simply do not care as the obvious romantic sub plot plays out. To compensate for the poor writing, the movie throws some visual gags that can only be described as childish and amateur. There's a scene where Vincent Pastore is getting his back shaven by a nurse but the woman is using a small rotary saw to get rid of the hair on his body. Did the people working on the film think it was a funny joke to have her use the wrong tool, or was it just a big oversight? Did anyone really think that an extended scene where Matthew Perry has to shove his hand up a bull's anus to help it hump a robotic cow that makes funny faces and sounds would be hilarious? Are we really supposed to believe that when enraged Cedric the Entertainer's character would take the time to spell "You #@*! Up!" on his pager instead of just "You Fucked Up!"

The movie is an absolute chore to sit through and as the movie plays out, the bad jokes, lousy dialogue, cheap physical humour and bad plotting just keep adding up in an absolute disaster of a film. There are a couple of laughs in the movie but that just proves that if you just keep throwing joke after joke at the audience, eventually something is going to stick. Even if you can fathom the idea of a scene where a cowboy has to apply ice to his arm because he's spent hours trying to masturbate a bull being funny, you should stay far away from "Serving Sara". (Dvd, April 28, 2013)
December 7, 2012
Would like to see at some stage.
October 2, 2012
Elizabeth Hurley IS and still is smoking hot as of this year 2012... but no amount of hotness can save this wretched piece of crap "romantic"(?) comedy.
Adam A.
September 20, 2012
Defines nothingness. I rate films out of 4 stars. (1.5/4)
September 12, 2012
not very funny, or well-directed, mathew perry in his lesser funny movie role, and elizabeth hurley with her too annoyingly english accent. the comedy is heavily laboured and could only work with the chemistry between the two main characters, which, alas is not present during the whole film, even when things get slightly steamy. cedric the entertainer gives us the few entertaining scenes and one-liners in the film, and even the scene where mathew perry has to do something with a bull and sticking his hand up its ass to get it to have sex with a plastic cow, might have worked well in another movie, with better actors, better director, and better comic writers, but every necessary element is missing, creating a pointless and so joylessly unlikely opposites-attract kind of movie.
July 3, 2012
Disgusting,boring, and just plain dumb.
lilshorty69er
June 21, 2006
Yes Matthew Perry was funny and enjoyable in this movie, but honestly the lack of romance and the poor acting performance from Elizabeth Hurley really makes this movie kind of a drag. When I watch this movie I can see Matthew Perry is really giving it his all, but the movie just doesn't work and the reason for that is because this movie is way too cliched, horribly written and not at all romantic and it's suppose to be a Romantic Comedy. I was honestly going to rate this movie a much lower rating but since Matthew Perry gave it his all I'll give this movie some slack.
March 22, 2012
easy flowing. but not too romantic n funny.
March 13, 2012
Romantic comedy ought to have some romance and laughs, but this extraordinarily flat effort has neither. Matthew Perry did an average job and looked disinterested while Elizabeth Hurley looked good but god she can not act!
February 25, 2012
Amy Adams, Liz Hurley . Terry Crews all made the movie very likeable
February 2, 2012
Riddled with plot holes, but still fun to watch...
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