At first glance, Hitch may look like a silly movie about a “date doctor” teaching geeks how to wine, dine and bed good looking women. In fact, it’s a whole lot more. We find that the aspirations of Alex “Hitch” Hitchens are far greater.

(2004) Film Review

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CREDITS

Directed by Andy Tennant
Screenplay by Kevin Bisch

Cast (in credits order)
Will Smith .... Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens
Eva Mendes .... Sara
Kevin James .... Albert
Amber Valletta .... Allegra Cole
Julie Ann Emery .... Casey
Robinne Lee .... Cressida
Nathan Lee Graham .... Geoff
Adam Arkin .... Max
Michael Rapaport .... Ben
Jeffrey Donovan .... Vance
Paula Patton .... Mandy
Philip Bosco .... Mr. O'Brian
Kevin Sussman .... Neil
Navia Nguyen .... Mika
Matt Malloy .... Pete
Lisa Thayer .... Lisa
Ato Essandoh .... Tanis
Nayokah Afflack .... Stephanie
Jack Hartnett .... Tom Reda
David Wike .... Chip
Frederick B. Owens .... Larry
Jenna Stern .... Louise
Adam LeFevre .... Speed Dating Guy
Joe Lo Truglio .... Personable Guy
Ptolemy Slocum .... Ron
Kahan James .... Guy Nearby
Matt Servitto .... Eddie
Amy Hohn .... Marla
Mimi Weddell .... Grandma Wellington
Maulik Pancholy .... Raoul
Caprice Benedetti .... Gorgeous Wife
Tony Travis .... Nebishy Husband
Mercedes Renard .... Maria
Austin Lysy .... Magnus
Jose Llana .... Ross
Niels Koizumi .... Sous Chef
Chris Santos .... Cooking Teacher
Ryan Cross .... Charles Wellington
Tobias Truvillion .... Kurt
Jeffrey Carlson .... Egon
Henry Binje .... Zak
Rain Phoenix .... Kate
Remy K. Selma .... Newsguy (as Remy Selma)
Beau Sia .... Duane Reade Clerk
Mika Nishida .... Waxer
Trevor Oswalt .... Messenger
Darrell Foster .... Bartender

Produced by
James Lassiter .... producer
Wink Mordaunt .... executive producer
Will Smith .... producer
Michael Tadross .... executive producer
Teddy Zee .... producer

Original Music by George Fenton and Alan Elliott (additional music)
Cinematography by Andrew Dunn
Film Editing by Troy Takaki and Tracey Wadmore-Smith


Rated PG-13 (for language and some strong sexual references)
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Hitch [SOUNDTRACK]
Various Artists - Soundtracks - 2005
1. Amerie “1 Thing” 2. John Legend "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" 3. Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Kelly Rowland and Sleepy Brown "This Is How I Feel" 4. Mark Ronson featuring Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg, Trife Da God and Saigon "Ooh Wee" 5. Heavy D & The Boyz "Now That We Found Love" 6. Meleni Smith "Happy" 7. The O'Jays "Love Train" 8. The Temptations "I Can't Get Next To You" 9. Jimmy Cliff “You Can Get It If You Really Want” 10. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas "It's Easy To Fall In Love *(With A Guy Like You)" 11. Earth, Wind & Fire "Reasons" 12. Omarion "Never Gonna Let You Go (She's A Keepa) 13. Kevin Lyttle "Turn Me On (Low Tide Remix)"
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SYNOPSIS
Click to enlarge“No matter what, no matter when, no matter who, any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom.
-- Alex “Hitch” Hitchens

In Columbia Pictures’ sophisticated romantic comedy Hitch, Alex “Hitch” Hitchens
(Will Smith) is a legendary -- and deliberately anonymous -- New York City “date doctor” who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams.

While coaching Albert (Kevin James), a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity, Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta), Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a gossip columnist who follows Allegra’s every move.

The ultimate professional bachelor, Hitch suddenly finds himself falling deliriously in love with Sara, a reporter whose biggest scoop could very well be the unmasking of Manhattan’s most famous date doctor.
 
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Review by
CHRIS UTLEY

Click to enlargeAt first glance, Hitch may look like a silly movie about a “date doctor” teaching geeks how to wine, dine and bed good looking women. In fact, it’s a whole lot more. We find that the aspirations of Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Will Smith) are far greater than wining, dining and bedding (as shown in a scene where a high powered Wall Street hot shot unsuccessfully tries to force Hitch to take him as a client). In his world, even shy firemen, quiet doormen, andin the main focus of this filma portly, four-eyed financial advisor with dorky dance moves deserve the chance to sweep the beautiful women of their dreams off their feet.
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Review by
MATTHEW HILL

Click to enlargeSometimes the romantic comedy formula seems dead. I mean, how many last-minute-realization/mad-dash-to-the-airport scenes can we endure? How many quirky best friend characters? How many predictably happy endings? But still, I for one don’t mind seeing a well-worn formula done well—after all, formulas become formulas because, at some level, they work. Hitch works. It follows the romantic comedy formula well, and also manages to do some unique things with it. In the end, it’s good for lots of laughs, the requisite insights into love and life, some great dialogue, and hopefully, more opportunities for Kevin James to get film roles.
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Review by
MIKE FURCHES

I know other reviewers at Hollywood Jesus have done this movie and to be honest, I didn’t even know I was going to be seeing it until last night right before I walked into the theater. To be honest I have to have one of the most unique perspectives and experiences of seeing this movie of anyone on the planet.

Yesterday was the day of love for most of us in North American, Valentines Day, 2005. My present vocation as a pastor allows me some unique opportunities and yesterday was one of the most unique I have ever had.
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