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At Theaters: 8/23/2002 On Video: 1/28/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 439903
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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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.
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Comedy - A fun, light, fast paced comedy. There are lots of attempts at humor and most of them are quite funny. Some may find it a bit too silly at times.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Matthew Perry THE WHOLE NINE YARDS, THREE TO TANGO
Elizabeth Hurley BEDAZZLED, AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME
Bruce Campbell SPIDERMAN
Amy Adams DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
Vincent Pastore DEUCES WILD
Cedric The Entertainer THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY
Director: Reginald Hudlin THE LADIES MAN
Producer: Dan Halsted THE CORRUPTOR
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About The Production
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Content Heading
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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Below Average

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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full 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 boiling water.''

USA TODAY  Full 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 Online  Full 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 verbal wit.''

Newsday  Full Review
Average "Having erected said plot structure, the film promptly turns into a condemnable property."

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Based on an Exit Polling of 107 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
9
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
20
High
85%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
14
About 50/50
86%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
22
High
86%
30+Adults (M)
21
About 50/50
76%
30+Adults (F)
21
Fairly High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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!

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