Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Frothy romcom has some language, sex.

PG-13 2001 90 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

this movie highlights how serendipity can affect your life and it presents themes that are needed for today's society. anyone who says the sex scene was awkward is only kind of right. it was needed to convey the HURT that Johnathan felt when he saw it happening. it was necessary because it presented another obstacle in their love quest, and we all know that love is not black and white. love is complicated.
age 12+

An underrated Gem!

Best movie ever! Perfect around the Holidays but great even all-year around. This story is beautifully written. Sarah (Beckinsale) is obsessed with fate, she believes that fate guides us through our life and helps make our right decisions. She meets the lovable Jonathan (Cusack) in New York when the two both have an eye for the last pair of gloves during the Holidays. After spending time together a couple of times, Sarah puts fate to the test to see if Jonathan is right for her. After losing contact with each other for a couple of years and being engaged to other people, they both use fate to find each other once and for all. Lots of fun along the way! Kate's character is refreshing and different! It's both romantic and hilarious, an all around feel good film that you can enjoy over and over. Language is not a concern, no violence. A little smoking, and some very mild sexual content like kissing, a few jokes and one quick brief off-screen sex scene (not bad at all!) HIGHLY recommended for families with kids about 12 and up.

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