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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.

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

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11 February 2005 (USA)  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$146,071 (Norway) (18 March 2005)

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£17,306,574 (UK) (6 May 2005)
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The mobile phone that Hitch uses to talk to Sara when Albert is getting his back waxed is a Sony Ericsson P900. See more »

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In the scene after Hitch's food allergy, he brings home an assortment of coffee and tea for Sara and himself at her apartment. When he hands her the tea, and when they are each drinking their own coffee/tea, it is obvious that the coffee cups have nothing in them. They clearly hold and drink out of empty cups. When he opens the plastic top, it makes a hollow sound - and is obviously empty. See more »

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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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JL is My Main Man - Now Give Me Back My Pen
Written by Alan Elliott
Published by Zuck Shot Music
Performed by The Alan Elliott Big Band
Courtesy of Al's Records and Tapes
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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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