Movie Stats & Links
|Will Smith, Kevin
James, Eva Mendes
|More adult fare,
leave them at home.
|It's good for the
both of you.
|Quite a few.
|Just about every
scene with Kevin James.
Will Smith, Teddy Zee
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
A Movie Review
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!!