• Hitch (2005)


Release Date: February 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 14th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Dating coach Alex "Hitch" Hitchens (Will Smith) mentors a bumbling client, Albert (Kevin James), who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). While Albert makes progress, Hitchens faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitchens' connection to Albert -- now Allegra's boyfriend -- it threatens to destroy both relationships.

Cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Julie Ann Emery, Michael Rapaport, Adam Arkin, Robinne Lee

Director: Andy Tennant

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Overbrook Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: 2000s, New York City, Love, Lighthearted, Transformation, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Immensely likable, and allows Mr. Smith to fulfill his manifest destiny -- as an urbane comedian who is also, shades of Cary Grant, a romantic hero.

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    An unwieldy, excessively talky affair, unintentionally exhibiting all the clunky stops and starts and self-conscious ramblings of a particularly awkward first date. show more

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    Smith is an endearing, driving comedic force, one who makes the buoyant Hitch more enjoyable than it has any reason to be. show more

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