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Serving Sara Reviews

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February 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
June 14, 2016
A good comedy, with a starting Amy Adams, who just play her role well! Matthew Perry still has that same funny face that makes me laugh and we can see the good Cedric the Entertainer (not that good in this one...) and the really funny Terry Crews!
Une bonne comédie, avec une Amy Adams débutante, qui joue très bien son rôle. Matthew Perry est à son meilleur, très drôle et je l'adore. On peut y voir l'excellent Cedric the Entertainer qui malheureusement ne l'est pas dans ce film là. Au contraire, Terry Crews etait à son meilleur!
½ May 8, 2016
A totally unappreciated movie. I don't agree with all of the bad reviews. Hysterical! I loved it!!
½ April 24, 2016
I don't really rate either of these one dimensional actors but the rest of the cast were alright, including the ex-sopranos. This is an amusing story, not a good film really, but does serve it's purpose of passing an hour and a half when you've nothing better to do.
½ March 4, 2016
The biggest joke is on those who paid to see this.

A process server, Joe Tyler (played by Matthew Perry) is given the task of serving divorce papers on Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley), the wife of of a wealthy Texas businessman. To do so he needs to contend with her attempts at evasion and the attempts of a colleague to undermine him.

You would think that the comedy of Matthew Perry and the allure of Liz Hurley would make for a decent movie. They do the best they can, but are massively undermined by the script writers. The movie is not funny. The attempts at jokes are incredibly bad - even Perry with his great physical humour, timing and delivery can't make them work. You can't polish a turd...

On the plus side (and it's the only plus), Liz Hurley does light up the screen and is a good distraction from the woefulness of the remainder of the movie.

Interesting to note that the supporting cast includes Amy Adams in one of her earliest movies.

½ June 26, 2015
Bad but not horrible.....exactly what you'd expect out of Perry.
½ January 16, 2014
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?

December 9, 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.
½ 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.
½ 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.
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'.
May 10, 2013
Not ashamed to say I saw this in theaters. BRUCE CAMPBELL IS GOD!
½ 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.
½ 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.
½ 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.
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