Serving Sara Reviews
Most of the movie is pretty predictable. I thought Cedric was gonna be a little funnier in the movie than he was. And, Matthew was a little...dry sometimes. Kind of like his "Friends" character, Chandler.
Liz comes off as a gold digger in this one, and really not so funny either. More eye candy though.
Not really a "Must" - but, if you're bored enough to watch it - go for it! Not the usual romantic comedy though.
actually ive never seen this...
Joe is a process server who meets Sara when he delivers divorce papers to her. Sara is chocked to know that her husband wants a divorce because she thought they were happily married. The papers say that she is about to lose everything in the divorce and she does not want to let that happen.
I thought this movie is enjoyable because of these two talented actors and their good chemistry. Although this was set to be a great movie, it wasn't nearly as good as I'd expected it to be. It's sad because the story has much more potential.
A process server, Joe, is hired to catch and serve the wife of a wealthy business man for devorce. But when an offer of a million dollars is on the table, Joe goes to wild and extreme lengths to serve Sara's husband instead AND protect Sara from being served by his rival competitor. Matthew Perry is witty as always, it's always a delight to see Elizabeth Hurley, Amy Adams is a great, and who doesn't love Bruce Campbell? Those are 4 good reasons to watch this movie, but the writing leads them nowhere. Even this great cast can't get it right. The plot is implossible, and the team of Perry and Hurley have no chemestry, both romantic and comedic. It's amusing watching these characters get into unexpected mishaps, but it is a creative idea that could have been way better.
Serving Sara plays like a rom-com, but neither inspires and quality, and when it tries, it fails. The directing is average and flat at best, but not very imaginitive. The cinematography looks average as well. It does shoot in good areas, and the sets and shooting locations are appropriate. The pacing of the movie doesn't hit the moments on the spot as well as it could have.
2 characters on the run to catch a cheating husband = entertaining. But the story and directing could have made it at least an average and worth while movie. But alas, the uncreative style and uninspired writing makes Serving Sara not as good as it could have been.
The story isn't going to twist; it's there to keep the laughs going, and it's only kind of funny. If you're looking for anything with the slightest bit of depth, keep looking.
Reginald Hudlin was a horrible director. He's doing TV now. That, and a script from the unbelievably bad writing team of Jay Scherik and David Ronn (I-Spy, Norbit, the Guess Who rewrite, National Security) and you get a surprisingly decent movie.
If it's on TV and you just want something on TV, Serving Sara is worth a watch.