Serving Sara (Widescreen Edition)
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- Director's commentary
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The first is the writing. Besides the skimpy plot, there are some really implausible things going on here, the actors aren't presented with that much to work with, and sometimes it's so jarring that you simply fall out of the suspension of disbelief that you have to have to enjoy any film. A few examples: Matthew Perry wants to buy and run a winery in the Napa Valley. He pursues the opportunity to get a million dollars to accomplish this. A million dollars isn't even remotely enough money to start, let alone run one up there, and he's too dumb to know this. Remember, he couldn't have possibly anticipated how he would get more money at the end. He has no plan to actually get to his winery. Another example is having Elizabeth Hurley prance around in a T-shirt labled "Trailer Trash". There's no purpose to that, I guess it's supposed to be "funny".
Probably the biggest of many plot stupidities is when, because of an improbable lucky break, Perry's character has the opportunity to undo the damage he caused and easily salvage the whole thing if he reacts quickly. What's the first thing he does? Go out and do it before anything can go wrong? No, he phones the "other side" and brags about their mistake and what he's going to do! This is insane!
The direction is seviceable, but in many cases it looks like the actors were on their own, lacking a unified vision of what the film was suposed to be.
As far as the cast goes, Matthew Perry is a drag on the picture.Read more ›
The plot and script were amusing, and the cast was well chosen except for one actress - Elizabeth Hurley. Her sex appeal is her only asset in this film (would Sara Moore's pants have been torn off by an airport baggage claim conveyor belt if a less hot actress had played her? I think not.) Her acting is shallow and grows less and less tolerable with every viewing of this movie. Serving Sara could have been a very funny movie that could be enjoyed for years after, but instead will be abandoned as soon as it loses its "new release" status because of the mediocre acting of the second most major character. Sandra Bullock would have been an excellent choice for the role.
This film's screenwriter has obviously never been to Texas, and any Texan would be nauseated by the blatant inaccuracies and character portrayals. Even today, Texans are still portrayed in films as loud, unintelligent, overbearing, and materialistic. The scene where the attendees of a monster truck show whip out guns and begin firing on Gordon Moore once they are told he is carrying the Ebola virus is absurd (Texans don't carry guns around with them, we keep them at home). Also, regarding factual information, when the secretary points out Durango to Sara on a map to reveal Gordon's whereabouts, she points to central Texas, around Austin and San Antonio. Durango is a small, insignificant town in south Texas near the Mexican border. No one with money would hold property down there. Also, Gordon Moore may be stupid, but if he was stupid enough to try to farm in hilly, rocky central Texas, he wouldn't be worth $20 million.
I gave this movie 3 stars out of kindness, because with the right actress, it could have been something worth buying.
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Serving Sara is a 2002 romantic-comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin(House Party) and starring Matthew Perry(Friends), Elizabeth Hurley(Dangerous Ground), Bruce Campbell(Ash Vs. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Henry West
It's an okay movie. I didn't hate it even tough some parts I was saying waaaaaaaaaaaaat? A three star rating is generous. Even though it was not the best. I did enjoy myself. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Jerry Louie
We received it quickly, just in time for movie night.
We enjoyed it very much, THANKS
Our next project is a Matthew Perry Movie night
I like Matthew Perry and I thought the chemistry between him and Elizabeth Hurley was very good. I really enjoyed this movie.Published on April 6, 2013 by William R. Barrett
... well, maybe just a little bit.. Both guys 'n gals that I've seen this with really enjoyed it. Some of the lines are great. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by f4erabbi