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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

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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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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

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The cure for the common man.

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Comedy | Romance

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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:

$368,100,420
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2.39 : 1
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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 movies include Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Mannequin (1987), Revenge of the Nerds (1984), and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). See more »

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When Albert is trying to catch Allegra's car and keeps running after the taxi and her car alternately, the sun is shining on the street when he goes for the taxi, and there's a shadow over the street when he goes for Allegra's car. 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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She Drives Me Crazy
Written by David Steele and Roland Gift
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Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
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Romantic Comedy Fit For Both Men And Women. Highly Recommended!
15 February 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Hitch is about a man who knows what works with women and teaches the guys who do not do well with them some tricks of the trade. Actually, he more or less walks them through it. Hitch guarantees success up until the dreaded 3rd date kiss. After that, they are on their own. Of course, Hitch finds a girl who he falls for and everything that he thinks he knows does not work out for himself, when following the same guidelines. The movie was a well-written romantic comedy which both guys and girls could have a fun time watching. Perfect for Valentine's Day, which I'm sure was no marketing coincidence it was released on Valentine's Day weekend.

Will Smith is perfect as Hitch. His performance here reminded me of a more mature, possibly grown up Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. He was the smooth talker and was able to read any situation for himself or his clients to make a memorable impression, then have a memorable date with the women his clients are affectionate towards. Sounds a little sleazy, but Hitch has his own rules. He does not help out the guys who want to "Hit it and quit it", so to speak, only those who really seem to like or love the woman they are after. One thing the film never gets into is what Hitch makes for a job like this, as I wonder how much something like that could be worth in monetary value.

Eva Mendes plays Sara, Hitch's love interest. She does quite a good job in her role here. Sara is the type of girl who is always on the defense when approached by men, therefore, is leery of any advances. Hitch reads her well and makes his way in, until she discovers what is is he actually does. For some reason, women tend to take offense to his "job".

Kevin James is also perfect as Albert, a man who is in love with a rich woman named Allegra Cole, but she does not know he exists. His expressions of nervousness and fright are hilarious. Heck, the movie is just a darn good one. Nothing too offensive, a bad word here or there but nothing major. I do not think it warrants it's PG-13 rating, but a plain old PG would be fine for me. Regardless of it's rating, I can honestly recommend Hitch to just about anyone and Will Smith rarely disappoints. 9.5/10


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