A smooth-talking man falls for a hardened columnist while helping a shy accountant woo a beautiful heiress.

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Andy Tennant

Writer:

Kevin Bisch
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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 City's finest date-doctor, Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, can guarantee 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, enlists his help to catch the attention of the rich and beautiful heiress, Allegra Cole, Hitch will unexpectedly discover his perfect match: the inquisitive gossip columnist, Sara Melas. Now, the self-assured charmer finds himself in need of his services to save his relationship. But, 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and some strong sexual references | See all certifications »

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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 musicians include Barry White, Céline Dion, Clay Aiken, and Led Zeppelin. See more »

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When Sarah is trying to drive the manual transmission car near the end of the film, a shot is shown of her pushing down the gas pedal and the car taking off. However, her left foot is not on the clutch at all. With a manual transmission, the car would have stalled without having the clutch pushed in and then gradually releasing it while pressing the accelerator. 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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JL is My Main Man - Now Give Me Back My Pen
Written by Alan Elliott
Published by Zuck Shot Music
Performed by The Alan Elliott Big Band
Courtesy of Al's Records and Tapes
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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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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:

$371,594,210
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2.39 : 1
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