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Hitch (I) (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 February 2005 (USA)
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While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten.



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Alex Hitchens is "The Date Doctor." He helps men to land dates. Sara is a gossip columnist for a New York City tabloid. Both are very guarded around the opposite sex. Despite their natures, Alex and Sara begin a relationship. Complications ensue when Sara's latest scoop happens to be one of Alex's clients. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The cure for the common man.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some strong sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Last First Kiss  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,142,214 (USA) (11 February 2005)


£17,306,574 (UK) (6 May 2005)

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Did You Know?


When Hitch is watching Albert on the steps before meeting him for the first time, Hitch flips open a notebook to read Albert's resume. Some of Albert's favorite books include:
  • "Introduction to Management Accounting" by Charles T. Horngren

  • "The Astonishing Power of Feelings" by Lynn Grabborn

  • "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough" by Stuart Smiley

  • "NTC's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" by Richard A. Spears

  • "Knife Fighting Techniques From Folsom Prison" by Don Jones

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When Hitch's shirt gets caught on Sara's taxi, Sara is holding onto the shirt as the taxi drives off. See more »


[first lines]
Hitch: Basic principles: no woman wakes up saying, "God, I hope I don't get swept off my feet today!" Now, she might say, "This is a really bad time for me," or something like, "I just need some space," or my personal favorite, "I'm really into my career right now." You believe that? Neither does she. You know why? Because she's lying to you, that's why. You understand me? Lying! It's not a bad time for her. She doesn't need any space. And she may be into her career, but what she's really...
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I Can't Get Next to You
Written by Norman Whitfield (as Norman J. Whitfield) and Barrett Strong
Published by Stone Agate Music (A Division of Jobete Music Co., Inc.)
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
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Cute date movie for Valentine's Day
10 February 2005 | by (Memphis, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

In this romantic comedy, Alex 'Hitch' Hitchins (Will Smith) is a legendary but anonymous date doctor in New York City. Hitch advises klutzy male wallflower clients on ways to make good first impressions on the women of their dreams. To contact Hitch, a man must have a referral from one of his former clients. Once Hitch accepts you as a client, he will coach you on your first three dates; after that, you're on your own. Hitch's newest client is Albert Brennaman (Kevin James), a fat tax accountant in love with a celebrity client, Allegra Cole (Amber Valetta). Allegra doesn't know that Albert exists, so Albert contacts Hitch to make his dream come true. Hitch decides to make Albert a client, even though, he knows this is going to be tough. While working on this job, Hitch meets Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a gossip reporter for a daily tabloid, who is following Allegra's every move. Sara has given up on men, and Hitch wants to cut through that layer, because he is the master of love, so he thinks. With Valentine's Day around the corner, this is a good date movie. Women will love it, and men may pick up a few pointers. The movie is hilarious and filled with verbal and slapstick comedy from beginning to end. There are several scenes that may make you bust a gut laughing. (Columbia, Run time 1:55, Rated PG-13)(8/10)

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