Serendipity (2001)

rating: 3/5

An awkward time to be blogging about this movie, especially when it was published 10 years ago. Someone told me to watch this movie, said that, “Don’t say that you are a movie lover if you haven’t watched this chick flick!” Okay, so I borrowed, and I watched.

The movie plot is quite controversial with my values and beliefs, but apart from the wrong plot, wrong situation, and all the wrongs, it is a very sweet movie indeed.

“I first came in because of the name: Serendipity. It’s one of my favorite words. It’s such a nice sounding word for what it means: a fortunate accident.”

Hmm, a fortunate accident?

Hollywood tells us that when you finally meet your someone, you will know. You will meet your so-called soulmate on an extraordinary occasion, a time when they call it, destiny.

It’s a fairy tale coming true.

But sometimes, I think… we are too busy looking for the right person, without realising that the perfect one is waiting beside us all along.

I love this movie. Despite all the wrongs, I think… this movie is really sweet. The words are really powerful. They are twisted and magical, and yes, sweet ;). Beautiful accent as well. For those of you arts people, you might want to watch this movie. But please, neglect all the wrong values in it ;p.

Here is my favourite quote in the movie. It’s a letter, by the way, an obituary. =)

“Jonathan Trager, prominent television producer for ESPN, died last night from complications of losing his soul mate and his fiancee. He was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Trager never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long reputed soul mate, a woman whom he only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended late Saturday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Dean Kansky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor of the New York Times, described Jonathan as a changed man in the last days of his life. “Things were clearer for him,” Kansky noted. Ultimately Jonathan concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call “fatum”, what we currently refer to as destiny.”



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