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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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2.35 : 1
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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 musicians include Barry White, Céline Dion, Clay Aiken and Led Zeppelin. See more »


When Hitch's jet ski dies, and he tries to get onto Sara's, you can see on her shirt that she has a safety chord attached to her life preserver. In the next shot, when Hitch is climbing between her and the steering column, the chord has vanished. 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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Pleasantly surprised...
3 February 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie screened last night, and you know what? I liked it. For the most part, it's a by the numbers 'chick flick', but makes no pretensions to be more than that, and in fact, is very good for what it is.

The easy thing to do would be to take potshots at this film; throw out things like 'Fresh Prince', 'getting jiggy with it', and even throw around the whole 'black dude making a white dude cool' angle; but that's too easy isn't it? Like shooting fish in a barrel.

No, this isn't a Wes Anderson film. The humor is rather broad, though much it very funny. Of course you won't see it up for an Oscar (what a tired joke that is); nor does it contain Quientin Tarantion-esquire dialogue or groundbreaking visuals.

But taken for what it is, a romantic comedy, it really is very good. Great chemistry between all the leads. Eve Mendes is gorgeous. And Kevin James steals nearly every scene he's in. It gets a bit sappy towards the end (don't all mainstream romantic comedies though?), but if you're looking for a above average date movie with more than a few belly laughs, this is your film.

A solid B+.

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