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Joe Tyler might just have one of the worst jobs in the world, but he'll stop at nothing to do it. A down-and-dirty process server with ingenious methods of laying legal documents on everyone from mobsters to millionaires, Joe is a man determined to serve his man or woman at all costs.
PROFANITY: 10 GD's, 3 S-words, 14 A-words. Quite a few others. SEX/NUDITY: A few rather tame scenes. No nudity or sexual activity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some wine drinking. Nothing to excess. ACTION: A few minor chase scenes and lots of fast paced activity. COMEDY: Very funny. Many of the attempts at humor work.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Poor "I have tried to come up with reasons why Perry and Hurley
would agree to appear in something like this...Fortunately for all involved,
this movie is likely to disappear as quickly as an ice cube thrown into a pot of
Review Below Average "Serving Sara is one of the bigger
misfires of the summer. A savvy moviegoer might deduce that from the
movie's timing. Late summer is often the dumping ground for comedies that go
flat or romances that fizzle. Sara is both.''
TV Guide OnlineFull
Review Poor "The film lurches from slapstick pratfalls in an airport
baggage area (the aftermath of which finds Hurley fishing a schoolgirl-fantasy
hooker outfit out of someone else's suitcase and wearing trampy get-up for most
of the rest of the film) to stereotypical ethnic humor and what passes for
Review Average "Having erected said plot structure, the film promptly
turns into a condemnable property."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
I feel that the previews clearly indicate the type of movie this is and I believe that's pretty much exactly what you get. Apparently some moviegoers went in expecting more because these opinions, while not bad, aren't as high as I expected.
Women rated "Serving Sara" considerably higher than the guys. Most of them enjoyed it quite a bit, but it's certainly not likely to become a big hit.
The very low percentage of "Excellent" and no "Fantastic" opinions from the guys isn't very good, but at least a fair percentage found it somewhat enjoyable with opinions of "Very Good" and "Good."
For the ladies I would say your chances of enjoying "Serving Sara" are pretty high. As for your male companion, it's unlikely he will come away saying how great the movie was, but he should at least find it mildly entertaining.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected) A fun, fast paced, lighthearted comedy with rapid fire attempts at humor and most of them work. Matthew Perry does a great job and is fun to watch. I believe everyone will thoroughly enjoy "Serving Sara."
Process server Joe Tyler (Matthew
Perry) makes his living by forcing legal documents upon unsuspecting victims.
Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley) is one of his targets. As Gordon (Bruce Campbell),
Sara's cattle baron partner, drops her off at the airport for a trip to New
York, she thinks everything is just fine. But Gordon isn't just leaving Sara
at the curb -- he's leaving her in the lurch. In fact, by the time Sara has
landed, Joe has already been dispatched by his boss, Ray (Cedric The
Entertainer), to serve Sara with papers that will dissolve their partnership and
leave her practically penniless.
Dazed, confused and suddenly looking at
a life without mansions and fancy cars, Sara can't believe her eyes when she
reads the document. But her focus soon becomes very clear: If she can get Joe to
switch alliances, tear up the papers he's about to serve her and serve Gordon first,
she'll regain control of their collective wealth and get what she
deserves. With just a few hours to turn her life around and send Gordon's life
into a tailspin. Sara makes Joe an offer he can't refuse: Serve Gordon before
he serves her and she'll serve up a cool million dollars!
Once adversaries, Joe and Sara now have
to learn to work together as they try to track down Gordon before Tony (Vincent
Pastore), another process server, gets to Sara. Racing across the country,
dodging hired henchman and hurdling every obstacle Gordon can put in their way,
this incompatible couple better learn to be compatible-- fast!