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Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
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A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

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Reginald Hudlin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Joe Tyler
Elizabeth Hurley ... Sara Moore
Vincent Pastore ... Tony
Bruce Campbell ... Gordon Moore
Cedric the Entertainer ... Ray Harris
Amy Adams ... Kate
Terry Crews ... Vernon
Jerry Stiller ... Milton the Cop
Marshall Bell ... Warren Cebron
Derek Southers Derek Southers ... Bouncer
Alan Ackles ... Man in Elevator (scenes deleted)
Robin McGee Robin McGee ... Jimmy the Elevator Operator
Brent Duncan ... Blackjack Dealer
Eli Jacques Eli Jacques ... Woman at Blackjack Table
John Wayne Shafer John Wayne Shafer ... Pit Boss
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Storyline

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. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,758,236, 25 August 2002

Gross USA:

$16,930,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,146,150
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During filming in 2002, 'Matthew Perry' spent some time in rehab due to an addiction to prescription painkillers. Production was slowed, but the filmmakers focused on filming scenes without Perry in them during his absence. See more »

Goofs

There are many indications that the movie takes place around Christmas time, but near the end of the movie, as it is approaching 7pm (Texas time), it is still daylight outside, when it ought to be dark. See more »

Quotes

[Sara Moore's jeans' pant leg gets caught in a roller of a machine]
Sara Moore: Help me!
[Joe Tyler helps her by unbuttoning her jeans and then tearing that caught pant leg off]
Sara Moore: Jesus Christ! I said, "Help me," not "Undress me."
Joe Tyler: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't hear you over that big machine that was going to rip you into pieces.
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You Can't Beat Jesus Christ
Written by Billy Joe Shaver
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"Serving Sara" is a comedy about a young man who is struggling in his career as he tries to determine and accomplish his goals.
20 March 2003 | by jones82See all my reviews

"Serving Sara" is a modern-day comedy movie about a man who gave up a successful career take a job that he enjoys. He becomes frustrated as he struggles to accomplish his daily job duties and he cannot figure out why. He learns (the hard way) that his coworker is not only jealous of him, but also competitive towards him.

The main male character is Joe who is played by Matthew Perry. Matthew Perry works for a private investigator as a process server and is hired to serve divorce papers to the main female character Sara, played by Elizabeth Hurley. Matthew Perry has goals and struggles to stay on track to accomplish his goals. Once he serves Elizabeth Hurley her divorce papers, she convinces Matthew Perry to work with her to save her share of her fortune.

This movie is very similar to another movie starring Matthew Perry titled "Fools Rush In", 1996, also starring Selma Hayek. The movie is about a man whose struggles to be successful at any cost and slowly learns what is important to him. He struggles to reach his true goals, as Matthew does in "Serving Sara". Like "Fools Rush In", "Serving Sara" is light humor with little or no real point to the movie. In both movies Matthew Perry plays a funny guy who works along side of beautiful women, and in the end is able to accomplish his goals.


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