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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 »

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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer Lopez turned down the role of Sara Melas. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Referenced in Psych: An Evening with Mr. Yang (2009) See more »

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Now That We Found Love
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Heavy D (as Dwight Myers)
Published by Warner-Tamerland Publishing Corp.
Performed by Heavy D & The Boyz
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cute date movie for Valentine's Day
10 February 2005 | by the-movie-guySee 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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