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      27.07.2014 11:37
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      Hitch is a great comedy film

      Will smith is a great actor, and is very famous for his roles in film. he has starred in countless films, such as I am Legend and I-Robot.

      In this film, Will Smith plays a professional match maker named Hitch. Hitch takes a case of a man who has fallen in love with a celebrity, but he has no idea how to even try and start talking to her, so Hitch helps him to get a date with her.

      Hitch visits a bar, where he meets a tabloid reporter, Sara, who is very reluctant to talk to any man. But being the legendary date doctor, Hitch puts his skills to good use and himself a date with the gorgeous Sara. On their date, he gives her a wet suit, as he plans on taking them both Jet skiing, but disaster strikes when his jet ski breaks down. He attempts to climb onto Sara's jet ski, and kicks her in the face as he does, throwing her off into the water which was very funny!

      Hitch struggles to woo Sara, especially after his romantic trip to the museum ends up with her crying. Eventually things turn sour for Hitch when Sara finds out that his job is too help men get women, but she misunderstood what he did completely.
      Hitch then chases Sara when she is leaving, and tells her his true feelings.

      This is a mix between a chick flick and a comedy that i think works very well, and is a great watch!

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      29.01.2013 19:32

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      get it watched if its free!

      I should start this by saying I love Will Smith, I think he is a great actor, and always seems to look ilke he isn't trying to act, which I think is perfect for an actor as thats what people look like in normal life!

      Hitch tels a story of Will Smith who is amazing with women, which I can believe (I have heard rumours about him in iRobot having to be 'taped' in the shower scene) and he helps people get the women they want as a profession. I should state that when I say get, i mean they encourage the women to see their good side and like them, its all voluntary! He meets the guy from the King of Queens, who as you would expect from the probable story line, is useless with women, and needs help.

      Then the classic Hollywood thing happens where it looks like everything is going great, then starts to go bad, then he is just himself, which it turns out was the right thing to do. Morality wins - tick. As this is going on, Will Smiths character also does the same thing of using his own techniques, they go wrong, he stops trying to be someone else and gets the woman.

      All easy to watch and not offensive, but not brilliant. Watch on TV, but probably don't buy..

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      20.09.2010 13:03
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      Romcom with Smith

      Hitch

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      Sunday night involved me and mum watching Hitch after seeing the advert for the film I thought it would be pretty funny. This is a romcom staring Will Smith, Eva Mendas and Kevin James. I like pretty much all of Will Smiths film so I was expecting this film to be good. Also Kevin James is a funny actor so I was hoping for some laughs as well.


      Tax consultant Albert Brennaman (Kevin James) wants to get the girl of his dreams and he recruits Alex Hitchens to help him. Alex is a relationship consultant to men. He helps men to get women who would otherwise ignore them to see them. Accourding to Hitchens "Any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom''. He works by 100% referral so as to keep his identity and I guess integrity intact i.e. he doesn't advertise his services in public. On his job to get Albert the woman of his dreams he encounters his too. Will he be able to get Albert the woman of his dreams or will he be the first one to fall through the net?


      Women have their magazines which help them with their relationship problems but men don't have the equivalent so in steps Will Smith, the relationship consultant. He helps men that would otherwise be overlooked to have a serious chance at a relationship. I think that this theme was really good because it makes sense that men don't have anywhere to go when they need relationship advise because it isn't something that men really talk about openly with their friends or anyone for that matter. It wasn't sleazy though. The purpose of Hitchen's advise was to help men get the woman of their dreams but not so that they can have a one night stand. He has a really strong work ethic and this is shown when he refuses to take a client on because he only wants to bed the girl and then dump her.


      The film does have a lot of laughs, notably when Hitchens teaches Albert how to dance and when hitch gets a food allergy. James and Smith worked well together and provided some laughs. I did think though there were some contradictions in that Smith was supposed to be helping Albert get the girl and he was supposed to do everything he said but this is not what happens. James played his part well. He plays a vulnerable and loveable character that suits James. He is the source of most of the laughs in the film but Smith also provides some as well.


      Eva Mendas character Sarah and Smiths character Hitchens work quite well together in the beginning and then the character roles seem to reverse for some strange reason. The chemistry between the two leads was good and believable. Smith plays a smooth talking guy that has no problems in getting the girl but he isn't a playboy. Sarah thinks the Hitchen's is a sleaze bag and wants to expose him as one but she sees him in a different light as the film continues. Mendas plays her role as the strong and independent woman well. Smith is really underrated actor in my opinion as he has been in so many good films such as independence day and the pursuit of happiness but he hasn't really been given as much praise as he deserves in my opinion.


      Overall this is a funny romcom that has a good story line albeit predictable but it also very well acted and produced. Smith and James are the funny men and Mendas is the tough strong woman that takes smith by suprise. Recommended.

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        12.05.2010 00:10
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        good funny film.

        Hitch is an American comedy starring Will Smith.

        Hitch, the main character (played by will smith) plays a date doctor who fixes and helps guys get the girl of their dreams. (In simpler terms, he is a matchmaker)
        Once into the film you meet Albert Brennaman who is in love with a gorgeous society heiress Allegra Cole. The only problem is, Allegra doesnt know and Albert is to shy to tell her himself.
        This is where Hitch comes in.

        Eventually Alex (Hitch) meets a women he likes himself Sara Melas (eva mendes). However when Sara finds out Alex's job, she immediatly assumes that he "helps men get into bed with women" rather than helps them with relationships.

        This is a great film for all people (although it is rated '12') and has actually taught me a few tricks with women. ;)

        I would defiantly advise you to see this film if you haven't already.

        There are some very funny moments in this film, like when Hitch finds out he's allergic to sea food and when he goes Jet-Skiing with Sara.

        The film is approx 1 hr 53 minutes long and has a wide variety of subtitles; English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Dutch, Greek and Hebrew.

        In conclusion this is a male suitable 'Chick-Flick'... if this counts as a chick flick

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        25.04.2010 13:36
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        Hitch

        Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) is a consultant in New York, but he doesn't have a normal consultancy job he is the date doctor. Stories about the date doctor are well known in New York, but not many people know that he is actually a real person; he's more of a legend. He advertises through his old customers who pass on cards to their friends or people that they think might need Hitch to help them.

        What Hitch does is to guide men through their first three dates; this is the point where they should have their first kiss. He helps the men become more confident and teaches them how to become more noticeable and attractive to the opposite sex.

        Hitch is soon to be contacted by Albert Brennaman (Kevin James) Albert is a accountant and has fallen in love with one of his clients Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta) Allegra is rich and successful and she doesn't even know that he is alive, can Hitch help him?

        As well as dealing with Albert he has his own love life to sort out, he meets Sara (Eva Mendes) and immediately is attracted to her, but can he work his magic and get the girl of his dreams at the same time as helping Albert?

        I was a little disappointed with the character of Hitch in this film, Will Smiths acting was amazing as always and the role seemed perfect but I didn't feel connected with the character at all. I just felt that the writer didn't give enough to that character, and it just seemed a little silly at times.

        One of the reasons I choose to watch this films is because I love Kevin James as an actor, I enjoyed his work on King of queens and enjoyed watching him in Now pronouncing Chuck and Larry and he didn't disappoint. I loved his character Albert, Albert being a little bit geeky and accident prone he just made me laugh. Albert was one of my favorite characters in this film, I loved his relationship with Allegra.

        I know that this type of film always has a predictable ending, this one is no different but I really wanted a different ending. I felt that this was the type of film that could get away with it.

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        20.04.2010 10:41
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        A guy that helps men find their true loves.

        The film.
        Hitch is a man played by the actor Will Smith. He is not what you would call a typical ladies man but more of a person that knows how to go about finding the things that women find attractive in men.
        He does this as a job, by working with men that fail miserably with women and instructing them on how to to the man they need to be, what to say, how to act etc. He does this so that they can find love as opposed to just having one night stands.
        After meeting a woman that seems to just make him lose all control of his keen senses he bgins to realise he has found someone special. At the same time as doing this he comes across a guy that is desperate to be with a woman who is wanted by many. As things unfold Hitch begins to realise the true meanings behind love and attraction.

        My opinion.
        I thought this film was fantastic. It seemed to blend a massive amount of humour with a great deal of actual love and emotion without ever losing any momentum.
        Will Smith was at his usual best, I know many people will dissagree but I think he is a great actor. He has a natural hmuour about his mannerisms and he does well to show a man gradually falling in love.
        Kevin James who plays Albert, is great at his role. He can't help making mistakes at every turn and the way he does it makes for laughs almost every minute.

        The story itself is really well written. Containing a real deep story where the main character is involved, but without comprimising on any of the laughs.

        I've watched this many times now and will continue to watch it in the future, thats how much I rated it. I paid £2.99 for this from Amazon and have never regretted the purchase. For me, any Will Smith film is good, but he seems to do particularly well in stories like this.

        It runs for an easy 1 hour and 53 mins and is rated a 12.

        I would recommend this to all as a fun watch on a quiet night in.

        Enjoy!

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          29.03.2010 12:43
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          Slightly above average RomCom

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          I'm not a huge fan of romantic comedies but when this was on telly a couple of weeks ago and there was nothing else on I decided to tune in. Released in 2005 and directed by Andy Tennant, Hitch tells the story of date doctor Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens (Will Smith). He falls for gossip columnist Sara (Eva Mendes) but when she learns one of his clients is putting the moves on her latest scoop, a misunderstanding ensues and she decides to get her revenge.

          Hitch's main client is Albert Brennaman; he is pretty unlucky in love due to his plump physic and general clumsiness around women. He falls for gorgeous celebrity Allegra Cole so enlists the help of the date doctor so he can get her to notice him. Hitch can't help but like him and a flashback of the younger date doctor shows that he was once geeky and nervous around women so I think he sees a bit of his former self in Albert.

          Initially I thought Hitch was a bit of an egotistical jerk who was only interested in getting women to sleep with him, but he seems to meet his match in Sara; a career driven woman who would never be smooth talked into bed. We get to see the lengths he goes to impress her and although he does use some of his tried and tested techniques we get to see that underneath it all he is just as insecure in love as most people making him far more likable.

          Sara seemed a little arrogant to start with to, maybe she just has high standards but she wouldn't even go on a date until she was really pressured into it, using work as her number one excuse. As the film progresses though you get to see that although she is cynical, it's only because she is trying to protect herself.

          Albert is adorable; he's one of those guys you just want to succeed. Although in the real world it is unlikely he'd be lucky in love because he cannot overcome his nervousness, we want him to succeed right from the off. Celebrity Allegra is initially portrayed as being a bit of a snob but as we get to know her we see that she puts on a public façade but in private she is a lovely, caring person who is very likable.

          As with most films in this genre the ending was definitely predictable; but the journey was a little different as it has two central stories rather than just one. There were plenty of clichés especially in the humour but overall it was enjoyable enough as long as you aren't expecting anything too deep. There aren't any gratuitous scenes and none of Hitch's moves revolve around sex which makes a nice change.

          There are some messages floating about; the main one being that Hitch is trying to give others hints and tips to help with their love life when his is a total mess. It also explores how difficult it is for celebrities to find love as they never know if the people around them are genuine (poor them!). Sara judges Hitch by his job without giving him the chance to explain, flying off of the handle because of her perception without hearing the other side of the story.

          The film is set in New York with many scenes focusing around the Manhattan area. It does show off some of the city's tourist attractions and brings the big apples trendy side of town onto the screen.

          Although the film is supposed to be a romantic comedy, it is more about the love than laughter. There are a couple of moments that make you smile but nothing that really makes you chuckle aloud but at least no toilet humour is involved. There is nothing particularly intelligent here either, probably so not to alienate anyone.

          Will Smith is actually pretty good as the title character; he brings a geeky charm to proceedings and gives Hitch charisma and charm as well as weaknesses and imperfections, I do find he sometimes has a tendency to overact so it was nice to see him being a little less obvious and a bit more subdued in this film.

          Kevin James is great as unlucky in love Albert; I thought he was perfect for the role both physically and emotionally, showing a good range throughout the film. Eva Mendes was okay as Sara; although she acted the part relatively well I felt she was sometimes just there to look great (which she does very well) and not to give her character a personality.

          For a watch on the telly this is an okay movie but I wouldn't think repeated viewings are really necessary. It's one of those harmless films that's fairly enjoyable but easily forgotten. If you were thinking of buying, it can currently be bought on Amazon for £3.74 with free super saver delivery.

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            24.02.2010 21:13
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            A must see movie.

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            The always funny and talented Will Smith stars in the 2005 charming romantic comedy directed by Andrew Dunn (Sweet Home Alabama, Anna And The King).

            Plot:

            Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) is and urban love Doctor who makes his living trying to help the common man win over the women they love but can't normally get. He pull out all he stop to install confidence in his clientele by teaching them useful skills to make them more appealing. The reason he has chosen this path is because he was once a lonely wall flower that struggled with matters of the heart. Alex's latest latest project, Albert Brennaman (Kevin James), is a real challenge. Brennaman, a junior accountant prone to clumsiness, has fallen in love with one of his clients, Allegra Cole (Amber Valleta), a well-known celebrity. To complicate things further, Hitch if thrown off his game when when he meets and falls for a beautiful gossip columnist, Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), his doesn't seem to maintain his cool status when he is around her. Conflict arises when Melas uncovers Hitch's true profession and blames him for her best friend being dumped.

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            This is a warm and charming romantic comedy and will easily win you over from the start. Will Smith play the love Doctor to perfection and is just so believable as Alex. These days you know a film is guaranteed to be good if Will Smith stars in it. The film was filmed around New York hot spots which made for splendid visuals. All the actors work well together and put in great performances in particular Kevin James who totally nails his role as as the cuddly endearing Albert Brennaman and takes some of the lime light away form Will Smith.

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            29.01.2010 18:34
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            Witty, charming, good looking, likeable, this smooth mover seems to have everything he needs to get any girl he wants. Things haven't always been so easy for Hitch though. Once a geeky college kid, the thought of ever becoming a 'date doctor' would have been laughable in his earlier years.

            This film is without doubt one of the funniest rom-coms on the market, suprised? I thought not. Will Smith's beaming smile across the front made me feel as though this film was going to be a winner from the start. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Smith is fantastic and the role comes naturally to him as he plays the ladies man who helps other (not so smooth) men in their pursuit of the opposite sex.

            Another performance of note is the other main male character Albert Brenneman, played fantastically by Kevin James (of king of queens fame). He plays the not so lucky in love guy who wants to transform his fortunes. Can Hitch help him to pull celebrity Allegra Cole(the brilliant Amber Valletta)?

            In the mean time, Hitch has his own love life to look after. Trying to woo gossip columnist Sara(Eva mendes), he has a tough ask as he tries to keep his date doctor identity a secret from the female race. Just how it ends up I won't disclose, I'll leave that for you to see.

            Overall this was a wonderfully entertaining film, full of light hearted laughs. Perfectly mixed with moments of romance, this was always a recipe for success. With a run time of just 118 minutes this isn't too heavy and I felt it was just the right amount of time for the story to run it's course without becoming boring. I would recommend this to all rom-com lovers.

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              Great romantic comedy

              I thoroughly enjoyed this film and found it extremely when it was released in 2005. The film stars Will Smith and Kevin James who you may know from King of Queens on TV.
              Will Smith plays Hitch who is New York's greatest matchmaker. He guarantees that he will get you the girl of your dreams in three easy steps and dates. He works anonymously as a love doctor and helps his clients believe in themselves and works with them to make sure that they find love.

              He has his work cut out though when he meets Albert Brennaman played by Kevin James. Albert is an accident-prone accountant but with a heart of gold. He falls for a woman that is far out of his league it is unimaginable. The woman in question is Allegra Cole who is rich and beautiful and well connected. She uses Albert's accounting firm to conduct her business. So Hitch sets about helping Albert to win the girl of his dreams which is an improbably scenario but nevertheless very amusing as he trains him in every aspect of how to make her notice him.

              In addition to his job in the movie there is also a love interest for Hitch between himself and gossip columnist Sara played by Eva Mendes. She has a distinctly cold attitude to all men and is not interested in dating at all. However can she resist the charms of Hitch when she meets him. She is trying to uncover the Love Doctor and his identity, while all the time her relationship develops with Hitch who she doesn't realise is the same person.

              The whole romance between Albert and Allegra is as said highly improbable and a bit unrelastic but that's what makes this film so funny, plus it tries to show that anyone can find love no matter who you are or the obstacles in your way. Kevin James and Will Smith are fantastic in their roles and work together really well.

              The action in the film is kept moving nicely and you don't lose interest in the plot really at any time in the movie. If you love romantic comedies then I think you will love this, however if you are not too keen on this particular type of movie then maybe best to leave alone.

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              19.12.2009 07:35
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              Rom com

              Hitch stars Will Smith in one of the least funny comedies I have ever seen him in and this is a very disappointing rom com in my opinion and I found it to be quite boring, the funniest part of the whole film are the outtakes at the end which suggests to me that the Director Andy Tennant realised it was not very good and so added the outtakes at the end to at least give the audience something to laugh at as they left the cinema.

              Smith stars as Hitch a man who specialises in arranging dates for men who are looking for true love and making sure they go smoothly, he has an almost mythical status amongst New York singles, he works only for men and does not advertise instead getting his business by word of mouth.

              He specialises in helping men get the woman of their dreams no matter how unattainable that woman might be. His latest client is hapless Albert Brennaman played by Kevin James who is in love with a super rich heiress called Allegra Cole (Amber Valetta). However Allegra is always in the gossip columns and she is followed by Sara Melas a journalist played by Eva Mendes who has no time for men. Hitch spots her in a club and falls for her and it soon becomes apparent that while he might be skilled at advising others he is pretty hopeless when it comes to his own love life.

              Like most rom com's the plot is very predictable and there are no surprises along the way. Many of the supposed comedy scenes feel rather forced and unimaginative and part of the way through the film I got the distinct impression that the movie trailer had contained all of the funny bits mashed into a 30 second advert.

              Smith is as smooth as ever and at least he is good to look at on screen in some especially sharp outfits but this is not enough to carry a film and his beguiling charm as wonderful as it is did not cut it for me. The only really good performance is from Kevin James who is super as the bumbling accountant Albert.

              This film was just under two hours of rather average comedy that I found to be rather disappointing as it was not as good as I had been led to believe. Two stars from me.

              Cast List

              Will Smith - Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens
              Eva Mendes - Sara Melas
              Kevin James - Albert Bernnaman
              Amber Valletta - Allegra Cole

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                26.11.2009 11:13
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                Excellent rom-com

                Hitch is an engaging rom com starring Will Smith and Eve Mendes, it's set in modern day New York.

                will Smith plays a date doctor called Alex Hitch(ins), he's good looking suave but has a pleasant character. Hitch is asked by his accountant Albert Brennaman to try and help him build a relationship with another one of Alberts clients a society beauty called Allegra Cole. Allegra is a beautiful women in her forties and Albert a large large gentleman in his thirties. Hitch takes up the challenge and helps Albert get the girl, along the way he meets in a bar a beautiful society gossip columnist called Sara played by Eve Mendes. Hitch by not being a schmooz, talks her into a date and the pair start having fun together.

                Thats the basis for the film, its warm engaging, genuinely funny with plenty of witty banter between Hitch and Albert and Hitch and Sara. Will Smith does comedy far better than he's given credit for and is a better actor than he's often given praise for, Hitch is a man who girls like to be with and men would like to hang out with. Sara the gossip columnist is played by Eve Mendes and every time I see her I realise how jaw droppingly beautiful Eve Mendes truly is. Sara is a beautiful yet as always when a hollywood beauty plays a role bizarrely single without any male attention - hmmmm.

                But the film is stolen from under Wills feet by the performance of Kevin James as the accountant Albert, he's funny, romantic, witty and his dancing is comedy gold. His wooing of Allegra takes this film away from the usual bland rom-com into a more established comedy film, it has elements of farce but the scenes with Hitch and Albert work superbly.

                The film moves towards a conclusion, the clasdic 15 minute split is a little predictable and of course everyone ends up with everyone else and we end with a marriage and a twist in the Albert-hitch relationship.

                Will Smith is good in this film, he does comedy very well and should do more. Eve Mendes is more than a bit of eye candy, she's a very fine actress and also very nice to look at, Sara the gossip columnist is a little underplayed but it works well. amber Valletta who plays Allegra is a model turned actress so don't expect too much however in this role she's not exactly stretched so playing a society beauty wasn't exactly hard. Her scenes with Albert do appear to have genuine warm and humour and she comes across well in the film.

                This is one of the better rom-coms because it is more com than rom and its a shame more films don't follow its lead.

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                  15.09.2009 19:26
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                  Could have done more but still solid

                  note: also appears in part on Flixster and The Student Room

                  Although I like Will Smith as much as the next person, I was a little nervous about this film as it looked like a pretty daft star vehicle. Still, whilst it's by no means a classic of the genre, it survives largely because Smith has such a grand scren presence and exudes such exuberance.

                  Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) is a "date doctor", a man who attempts to help others prepare for and successfully "make it" through dates with women. He is basically like a "life coach" for dating, and helps nervous and socially awkward men in particular, because he used to be just like them (as revealed as the film progresses). It's a nice spin on the romantic comedy genre, even if ultimately it does de-volve and become an exploration of Hitch's own personal life.

                  The film runs two romantic storylines in parallel - Hitch is coaching an overweight man named Albert Brennaman (Kevin James), and this is where the film succeeds best - James is a sympathetic figure and makes a real name for himself here. Sadly, though, the focus is taken away as Hitch himself finds himself quite taken with columnist Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). Nevertheless, there's still some good parlance here, because she attempts to shut him down, seeing as one of his clients slept with one of her friends and never called back. Thus, there's a showdown of the sexes of sorts, and although it does take the predictable motions, it's still quite an endearing film that rests largely on Smith's assured shoulders.

                  It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but given how staid and awkward the genre has become, this is an above average romantic comedy that is carried by Smith's charisma sheer and charm. Kevin James is also solid as the support, and Eva Mendes is gorgeous as usual.

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                    09.08.2009 00:48
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                    One of my favourite rom-coms

                    Hitch was released in 2005 and is a romantic comedy starring Will Smith. Hitch is 118 minutes long and is rated 12 due to implications of two characters having sex and other sexual references and some minor bad language.

                    PLOT
                    Hitch (Alex Hitchins) is a date doctor, but prefers to be called a consultant. He teaches men the ways of dating and coached them the art of having the perfect first date. Hitch himself used to be quite a geek and unlucky in love, and decided to teach men to be romantic and everything a woman wants in order to avoid getting dumped.

                    Here we meet one of Hitches clients, Albert Brennaman, who is your average business man and overweight, and has also fallen for one of his employers clients who is also a celebrity. Hitch teaches Albert everything from how to make a great first impression, how to kiss and even how to get noticed in the first place.

                    Although Hitch has amazing success with his clients, he isn't so lucky in love himself. While out one night, he meets a girl he is instantly attracted to and goes to great lengths to get her to go out with him, the problem is though, she's a reporter actually researching him, even though she doesn't know who he really is.

                    CAST
                    * Alex "Hitch" Hitchens - Will Smith
                    * Sara Melas - Eva Mendes
                    * Albert Brennaman - Kevin James
                    * Allegra Cole - Amber Valletta
                    * Casey Sedgewick - Julie Ann Emery
                    * Max - Adam Arkin
                    * Cressida Baylor - Robinne Lee
                    * Geoff - Nathan Lee Graham
                    * Ben - Michael Rapaport
                    * Vance Munson - Jeffrey Donovan
                    * Mandy - Paula Patton

                    MY OPINION
                    Although some rom-coms aren't actually all that funny, this one is. There are plenty of humorous lines and a lot of funny scenes, especially the one where Albert is trying to dance and thinks he is really good, but he is really, really bad.

                    Will Smith seems able to pull off any role given to him and moves well between comedy and thrillers. Smith is full of charisma, intelligence and charm and it kind of seems like he was made for this role. He pulls off the role of Hitch with great ease but still seems like he put his whole heart in this film. For me, it is one of his best films.

                    Eva Mendes plays Hitch's love interest and was cast partly because of her ethnicity. Producers thought that a white or black female lead would alienate other members of the audience. Mendes was OK in this film but I didn't think she was anything amazing. At times her emotions seem very forced and unbelievable and this made it very hard to connect with her character.

                    Next to Will Smith, Kevin James was my 2nd favourite. His character, Albert had many funny lines and James pulled them off really well. Instead of using someone a little dorky looking who could actually turn out to be quite handsome, it was really nice to see someone isn't beautiful and is overweight. I think a lot of the male audience members will find him someone really easy to relate to as he seems like any other normal guy.

                    Overall, this is a really funny film that will certainly appeal to both sexes and has something for everyone. There is a fair bit of eye candy in the film which makes it very easy to watch. I got this film recently for £7, not as cheap as I would normally pay but because I loved it so much I didn't really mind.

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                      07.08.2009 15:31

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                      A lighthearted movie with lots of laughs

                      Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) is a cool charming man who is practiced in the art of seducing women and uses these skills to help those unfortunate men who are in love with women who do not notice them. His current mission is to help bumbling Albert (Kevin James) to date beautiful and out of reach Allegra (Amber Valletta).

                      However, Hitch has problems of his own when he suddenly discovers the woman of his dreams (Eva Mendes) and suddenly suffers from a lack of sophistication and turns into a bit of a clumsy moppet. However, Mendes has a vendetta against Hitch as she believes he is responsible for one of her gal pals getting hurt. Add in further misunderstandings and confusion and a fully fledged chick flick forms.

                      This movie has very good humour, ranging from the subtle little lines to full blown silly situations. Smith and Mendes work together brilliantly despite being two very strong actors, neither casts the other in a shadow, and they manage to portray a great spark between the main characters.

                      James provides a lot of entertainment and some good outrageous scenes.

                      There aren't really any angst ridden moments, the movie focuses more on the fun side of romance and only slightly dabbles in the seriousness of heartbreak.

                      This is a really fun romantic comedy and probably a good one for a girl's night in.

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                  • Product Details

                    Will Smith's easygoing charm makes Hitch the kind of pleasant, uplifting romantic comedy that you could recommend to almost anyone--especially if there's romance in the air. As suave Manhattan dating consultant Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, Smith plays up the smoother, sophisticated side of his established screen persona as he mentors a pudgy accountant (Kevin James) on the lessons of love. The joke, of course, is that Hitch's own love life is a mess, and as he coaches James toward romance with a rich, powerful, and seemingly inaccessible beauty named Allegra (Amber Valetta), he's trying too hard to impress a savvy gossip columnist (Eva Mendes) with whom he's fallen in love. Through mistaken identities and mismatched couples, director Andy Tennant brings the same light touch that made Drew Barrymore's Ever After so effortlessly engaging. As romantic comedies go, Hitch doesn't offer any big surprises, but as a date movie it gets the job done with amiable ease and style. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com