Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 87

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Kate's contorted path to true love

SERENDIPITY (PG) HHH Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale H Dismal HH FILMS Dodgy HHH Good biggest problem for the couple is that neither knows the other's name or where they live. So what, I can hear you ask, keeps Jonathan and Sara from running off together right at the beginning, after that swoony encounter in Bloomingdales. She is a fanatic believer in fate, so not content with the original randomness of her encounter with Jonathan, she sets a test in the lobby of a five-star hotel: they must take separate lifts and if they choose the same floor to get out, then she'll give him her name. The same goes for John Cusack and his character whose behaviour is also utterly irrational.

Also out this week

THE PRINCESS DIARIES (U) HHH Director: Gary Marshall Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo.

On video & DVD

CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (15) HH (VHS rental from Buena Vista) Director: John Madden Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, Christian Bale.

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It may be someone you sat next to on an aeroplane or met in a nightclub or, in the case of Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) , someone you met while out shopping for gloves in Bloomingdales.

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