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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.

Director:

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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 Albert and Hitch first meet, Albert spills his soda on the steps. When Hitch sees how pathetic he is and comes over the spill is bigger even though the can had been set back again and didn't continue to spill. 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 Will Smith's Red Carpet Race (2005) See more »

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(What a) Wonderful World
Written by Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By arrangement with ABKCO Records
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Not "laugh out loud comedy", but it's enjoyable. Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Keven James are great in this movie.
19 June 2005 | by eXtreme23See all my reviews

Hitch, to some people might be the funniest movie of the season. Some might think it isn't. There were scenes that were kind of hilarious. Kevin James did a great job playing a secondary role. Eva Mendes is gorgeous. Will Smith is always funny in his movies, not matter what. Even if it is action. Will Smith needs to do more movies like this, romantic comedies. I thought he did a good job in "Hitch".

In romantic comedy, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Smith) is New York City "date doctor" who has helped men to try and get the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert (James), a meek accountant who likes a celebrity (Valletta), Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara (Mendes), a gossip columnist who is on to him.

Hitch is probably the best romantic comedy of the year. But if your expecting to be laughing you a$$ off, don't expect that. But overall, I enjoyed it. 7.5/10


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