• PG
  • Peter Chelsom (2001)
  • US
  • 87 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

In this whimsical romantic comedy, John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale play the Christmas shoppers who meet in a New York department store and realise they are strongly attracted to one another. Both are involved with other people, so, on her insistence, they leave the chance that they could make a cute twosome to the fickle hand of fate. Years later, when they're about to go down the aisle with their respective partners, they try to find each other to see if it really was true love. Director Peter Chelsom's follow-up to the disastrous Town and Country is occasionally sickly sweet, but is saved from being just another dollop of seasonal pudding by Cusack's winning performance. There's also fun support from Jeremy Piven as the cynical best friend and Eugene Levy as an uptight shop assistant.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Jonathan and Sara meet one Christmas in Bloomingdales and experience an instant attraction to each other. But they are both involved with other people and Sara, who believes in destiny, insists that fate must lend a hand if they are to see each other again.

Cast and crew


Jonathan Trager
John Cusack
Sara Thomas
Kate Beckinsale
Molly Shannon
Dean Kansky
Jeremy Piven
Lars Hammond
John Corbett
Halley Buchanan
Bridget Moynahan
Bloomingdale's salesman
Eugene Levy
Caroline Mitchell
Lucy Gordon


Peter Chelsom

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Some swearing and brief nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 26 Dec 2001
Certificate PG