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Starring: Will Smith, Kevin James, Eva Mendes
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Columbia Pictures
Web Site:
Kiddie Movie: More adult fare, leave them at home.
Date Movie: It's good for the both of you.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Quite a few.
Memorable Scene: Just about every scene with Kevin James.
Memorable Quote: Nothing in particular.
Directed By: Andy Tennant
Produced By: James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:57 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Some movies arenít meant to be cinematic masterpieces, they are just supposed to be entertaining, and for me, "Hitch" was just that. Letís get to the storyÖ

Will Smith is Alex Hitchens, a.k.a. Hitch. After suffering the loss of his true love (no, she doesnít die in a tragic accident, he finds her making out with some dude in a car), Hitch makes a couple of life changing decisions. First he decides that he wonít let himself fall in love again, and second, he decides that he will figure out how dudes can get over that initial fear and actually make the correct moves to pick up the women of their dreams.

We get introduced to a few of Hitchís techniques as he teaches a few dudes the important things to do on their first three dates, and then we get introduced to our other main characters, those being Albert (Kevin James in a fabulous departure from the television screen) and Sara (Eva Mendes). Now, Hitch only works by referrals, and his clients are so happy with his work that no one has ever spilled the beans as to who he is, so much so that most ladies consider him an urban myth. In any case, Albertís dream woman is some kind of heiress dudette, Allegra (Amber Valletta), who normally wouldnít give Albert the time of day. At first Hitch is hesitant, but then when he sees the undeniable love Albert has for this woman, he takes the case. So the coaching begins, and itís pretty funny, and so Albert somehow gets Allegra to notice him, and actually fall in love with him. Enter Sara, sheís a gossip columnist and gets scooped on the story of Allegra being seen at a fashion show with Albert. In the meantime, Hitch starts to make his moves on Sara, and sheís a tough nut to crack because pretty much she considers all men scum who are just trying to get in her pants. And so the second storyline progresses as Hitch, who is usually suave and deboner around the ladies, sees his own plans never seeming to go as planned.

Now come some plot twists we can easily see coming, namely Sara figuring out who Hitch really is and not being too happy about it, and people breaking up based on bad information, but this is a romantic comedy so we know that in the end everyone ends up happy, and guess what, they do.

For just a fun romantic comedy that is good for the dudes and dudettes, you could do a lot worse than "Hitch." Will Smith is his normal lovable self, Eva Mendes is fine as the "men are scum" but still wanting a relationship dudette, but Kevin James really steals the show in this one because he really plays the "shy, every-man who wants the woman who wonít give him the time of day" part perfectly. We are that bumbling man who accidentally spills water on his pants before meeting the girl, the bumbling man who doesnít know how to dance, the bumbling man who spills mustard on his sweater, and the bumbling man who just wants to overcome his nervousness and meet the girl. He gives all of us hope.

Youíre going to get what you pay for with "Hitch." I liked it but itís no masterpiece, and I did laugh quite a bit, even at the scenes that were in the trailer. With that itís 3 Ĺ stars out of 5 for "Hitch." Both of you will laugh at how we each see the opposite sex.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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