Serving Sara Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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)