*Holiday Favorites* 

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A "Must See" for Your Holiday Season!

If there's one thing I love more than your everyday chic flic, it's a Holiday chic flic. My two favorite things joined in one blissful cinematic union. Two people falling in love in the midst of spruce, and snow, and mistletoe! The 2001 release of Serendipity will always be on my list of movies I HAVE to watch every Christmas season.
Jonathan Trager (John Cusack) and Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) are two average people out doing their Christmas shopping who happen upon the same pair of cashmere gloves. They look into each other's eyes and so begins a day that they would never forget. Jonathan tries desperately to get Sara's number and is strung along by Sara's fatalist attitude that if it's meant to be they'll find each other again. Tempting the hand of fate, they put their numbers on a five-dollar bill and a used book and decide that if the universe aligned in their favor they'll find the bill or the book, contact the other, and live happily ever after. Years later they both find other love, but still can't seem to forget about that one fateful day spent wrapped in time's sick joke. As a last ditch effort both Jonathan and Sara unknowingly seek out the bill, and book to see if fate will allow these two lover's a second chance.

If I had to think of one word for Serendipity it would euphoric. The whole movie feels like you are in some wonderful, magic dream filled with jumbo snowflakes that float rather than fall, and relaxing music that settle all of your worries. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale are both incredibly charismatic on screen. The love story is one that even if you don't believe in the 'fates' or the 'meant to be's' you'll still want to stick with the story just to see how it plays out. The little cafe for which the movie got it's name is so darling, I want to fly to NYC just to see if it's really there or just part of the movie. So if you're in the mood for a movie that will set your heart a-flutter I would highly recommend Serendipity.

Motherly Advice: You'll want to set your filters on at least medium for this one. There is on scene that Jonathan is 'peeping' through the window of what he thinks is Sara's house, and sees a couple having sex, you don't see parts but a LOT more than what one would want to see in even a PG-13 movie! Serendipity also has a handful of swear words that you'll be spared as well as one minor fight scene. I would recommend this film for ages 13 and up.

Trisha-Lover of Euphoric Holiday Romances
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