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DVD Reviews: Serving Sara

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Review Score
Reviewed by Andrew B
Review Date: 28 July 2003
Distributed by: Village Roadshow
Running Time: 96 minutes






Serving Sara is the predictable romantic comedy starring Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurly as two people with a purpose who eventually fall in love. Perry plays Joe, a process server whose luck is about to change when he meets Sara (Hurly), after delivering her some divorce papers from her flamboyant Texan husband, Gordon Moore (played by Bruce Campbell). (A side-note to Australians: A process server is a person who delivers court appearances to people) The duo, Joe and Sara then pair up for a road trip comedy where they must avoid Joe's fellow process server (played by Vincent Pastore) in order to successfully deliver the divorce papers to Gordon Moore so they can both share in his 18 million dollar fortune.

The main storyline of Serving Sara is unfortunately a little too predictable at the best of times and certain aspects of the movie drag on. The comedy is mixed bag of hit and miss laughs but fortunately the chemistry between Perry and Hurly helps save the movie. You will probably get a few laughs from this movie, especially one scene near the end where Perry is pretending to be a Veterinarian and he must assist in milking a bull. Easily the highlight of the movie and an extremely entertaining scene. The movie ends as all do all romantic comedies with Perry and Hurly falling in love and happily living ever after.

The video quality of Serving Sara is commendable and features 16:9 enhanced widescreen that contains crystal clear images and bright colours. Whereas the audio quality of Serving Sara is probably the most impressive feature of the movie and successfully uses Dolby Digital 5.1 to its advantage, especially the musical score of Marcus Miller that helps set the atmosphere of this light-hearted romantic comedy.

Serving Sara contains the stock standard extras that include the Director's audio commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes and the theatrical trailer. Obviously Hurly and Perry had better things to do than appear on the audio commentary for this movie considering how badly it performed at the Box Office.

In conclusion, Serving Sara isn't the most ingenious or comedic film of 2003 on DVD but it does have its moments that may help you get through a boring night at home. Probably not worth adding to your DVD collection but if you happen to see this movie at the Video Store, a rental wouldn't be such a bad choice.

- Andrew B

Serving Sara Features

- Director's Audio Commentary - A look inside
  the process

- Deleted Scenes - Extended Alternate Scenes -

- Theatrical Trailer

- 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen

- Dolby Digital 5.1

- Region 4

- PG

- 95 minutes


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