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Hitch (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 February 2005 (USA)
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While helping his latest client woo the woman 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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Andy Tennant

Writer:

Kevin Bisch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Hitch
Eva Mendes ... Sara
Kevin James ... Albert
Amber Valletta ... Allegra
Julie Ann Emery ... Casey
Adam Arkin ... Max
Robinne Lee ... Cressida
Nathan Lee Graham ... Geoff
Michael Rapaport ... Ben
Jeffrey Donovan ... Vance
Paula Patton ... Mandy
Philip Bosco ... Mr. O'Brian
Kevin Sussman ... Neil
Navia Nguyen ... Mika
Matt Malloy ... Pete
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Storyline

Pivoting around the eternal game of love, the suave matchmaker and New York's greatest date doctor, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, guarantees that any man can get the girl of his dreams if he overcomes his fears and follows his infallible advice. However, when the timid accountant, Albert Brennaman, wants to win the attention of the rich and beautiful heiress, Allegra Cole, Hitch will discover his perfect match: the inquisitive gossip columnist, Sara Melas. Now, the self-assured charmer is in need of his own services to save his relationship. Can the silver-tongued expert of romance survive the delicate complications of love? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The cure for the common man.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last First Kiss See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,142,214, 13 February 2005

Gross USA:

$179,495,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,015,934
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Hitch is watching Albert on the steps before meeting him for the first time, Hitch flips open a notebook to read Albert's resumé. 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 See more »

Goofs

When Sarah is trying to drive the manual transmission car near the end of the film, a shot is shown of her pushing down the gas pedal and the car taking off. However, her left foot is not on the clutch at all. With a manual transmission, the car would have stalled without having the clutch pushed in and then gradually releasing it while pressing the accelerator. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Will Smith's Red Carpet Race (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Yeah!
Written by Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith), Sean Garrett, Patrick J. Que Smith,
Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), James Phillips and La Marquis Jefferson
Published by EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself, Air Control Music, Basajamba Music, Me and Marq Music and Ludacrisi Music Publishing Inc.
TVT Music o/b/o itself and White Rhino Music, Christopher Garrett Pub./Hitco South administered by Music of Windswept and Christopher Matthew Music/Hitco Music administered by Songs of Windswept
Performed by Usher Raymond (as Usher) featuring Lil Jon (as Lil Jon) & Ludacris
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
Lil Jon appears courtesy of TVT Records
Ludacris appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pleasantly surprised...
3 February 2005 | by botnerSee 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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