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Hitch (Widescreen Edition) (2005)

Will Smith , Eva Mendes , Andy Tennant  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Julie Ann Emery
  • Directors: Andy Tennant
  • Writers: Kevin Bisch
  • Producers: Will Smith, James Lassiter, Michael Tadross, Teddy Zee, Wink Mordaunt
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000957O82
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Hitch (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 3 deleted scenes
  • Blooper reel
  • "Dance Steps Made Easy" featurette
  • "Hitch Style" featurette
  • "The Dating Experts" featurette
  • "Love in New York" featurette
  • "Will Smith's Red Carpet Ride" featurette
  • "1 Thing" music video by Amerie

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Will Smith's easygoing charm makes Hitch the kind of pleasant, uplifting romantic comedy that you could recommend to almost anyone--especially if there's romance in the air. As suave Manhattan dating consultant Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, Smith plays up the smoother, sophisticated side of his established screen persona as he mentors a pudgy accountant (Kevin James) on the lessons of love. The joke, of course, is that Hitch's own love life is a mess, and as he coaches James toward romance with a rich, powerful, and seemingly inaccessible beauty named Allegra (Amber Valetta), he's trying too hard to impress a savvy gossip columnist (Eva Mendes) with whom he's fallen in love. Through mistaken identities and mismatched couples, director Andy Tennant brings the same light touch that made Drew Barrymore's Ever After so effortlessly engaging. As romantic comedies go, Hitch doesn't offer any big surprises, but as a date movie it gets the job done with amiable ease and style. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Will Smith, Kevin James, Eva Mendes. A suave New York City advice columnist and date doctor" charms a gossip writer, while helping a shlumpy friend win over a pretty heiress. 2004/color/120 min/PG-13.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An almost perfect date movie February 10, 2005
Will Smith stars as Hitch, a counselor for men who are having trouble making that first move toward a relationship. One of his main focuses during the movie is an accountant played by a thinner Kevin James (compared to the first couple of seasons in King of Queens). Kevin's character is attracted to a beautiful heiress played by Cameron Diaz-wannabe Amber Valetta.

Enter sub-plot #2: Eva Mendes portrays a gossip columnist headstrong in the belief that, sooner or later, every guy with lie to you, cheat on you, or both. Hitch tries to convince her otherwise while convincing himself that not all women are eventually evil either.

The movie's greatest feature is being able to show just about every aspect or viewpoint one would have about starting a relationship, from the lovesick to the downright sick of love individuals.

The writing and acting are very well done, mostly because they keep Amber's lines to a minimum.

The reason for my ALMOST perfect title to this is because, toward the end, the movie gets WAY too Hallmark card-ish. If you see the movie, you'll know where it starts. This plus the Ellis Island scene could have had some of the documentary part trimmed a bit.

I would highly recommend this movie for a date, especially a first date. I would not advise bringing the kids to this one due to all of the sexual innuendo.

Warnings: profanity, sexual innuendo, people doing the 'robot' dance, and pigheadedness from both sexes. Like I said, it's a great date movie. :)

Final note of the movie: if your movie is being sponsored by, let's say, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, it's probably not a good idea to represent them as a source for suicide inducing and heart failure.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great romantic comedy marred by weak ending May 8, 2005
Until the final ten minutes of HITCH, this was one of the best romantic comedies I had seen in a long time. The premise was fairly original, though in a way an inversion of the Cyrano de Bergerac theme. The difference here is that instead of an ugly man capable of great love who gives voice to a less deserving, but handsome surrogate, Will Smith's Hitch is a man who is afraid of love enabling somewhat unattractive men who are capable of a great love, an opportunity to express it. Hitch is a date doctor, someone who corrects the errors in a person's dating style that prevents his meeting the woman of his dreams. The film revolves around two poles: Hitch's efforts to help the hapless Albert--an overweight, clumsy accountant with bad taste and music and a hopeless dance style--woo the woman of his dreams, the socialite and heiress Allegra Cole on the one hand, and Hitch's own attempts to get to know (but not to love) Sara, a gossip columnist. I like the way the two story lines intersect and complicate one another, so that at the end of the film Hitch ends up with not one but two disasters to correct. Like in so many romantic comedies, the way to true happiness is paved with misunderstandings, and this is no exception. My only problem with the movie is the way Hitch takes care of his own problems at the end of the film. The person I saw this with hated the ending even more than I did, and she was quite upset that Sara had not taken what she considered to be the minimal steps that should have been expected for Hitch to be able to forgive her before trying to win her back. I didn't hate the ending as much as she did, but I do agree that the final ten minutes of the film are much, much weaker than the rest of it. Read more ›
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81 of 101 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Role Smith Was Born To Play March 7, 2005
By Chris
I cannot believe that Will Smith had never done a romantic comedy before "Hitch". He has so much charisma that it would seem that he would have done about 10 of these type of movies by now. But as it turns out, his first one "Hitch" is not bad and Will gets a little help from his co-star Kevin James.

"Hitch" is a man named Alex Hitchins (Will Smith). He is a "date doctor," meaning he helps pathetic guys to get really hot chicks that they would normally would not be able to get. He has helped many men, and then comes Albert (Kevin James). Albert is basically the type of guy that spills everything, says the wrong thing every time or does not have the nerve to say anything at all. Albert wants to be able to get the movie star Allegra Coles. So Hitch helps him and along the way he meets Sara Meles (Eva Mendes). He falls for this girl and forgets everything that he teaches all of his clients by making a complete fool of himself. Obviously thats where the humor comes in and then the dramtic climax of whether Hitch gets the girl or not.

Will Smith does a great job as this character. As mentioned earlier, his on-screen charisma makes him the perfect choice for this character. The person that steals this movie from him is Kevin James. Being a big "King of Queens" fan, he is the reason that I saw this movie and he did not disappoint. Most of the movie's big laughs came from his antics. I didn't really like Eva Mende's character. She was too much of a pain in the neck (to put it nicely).

This movie would be definately worth the watch, especially if you have a significant other to view it with. It is funny and romantic, but I wouldn't say that its a chick flick. So there you go guys, this one is okay to watch.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent movie, well worth a rental
Hitch is one of my wife's favorite movies, and I found it to be an entertaining and somewhat unique movie. Read more
Published 8 days ago by A. Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
I love Will Smith, and he does not disappoint in this. Lots or comedy and romance. I enjoyed this movie
Published 23 days ago by Dianne Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable movie with excellent acting...
I believe this was really an under rated movie. I have seen it now 4 times with various people, and enjoyed it each time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Oceanfront
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic and funny
It was funny and it was heartwarming !
It showed how sometimes meeting and falling in love is no easy task.
Published 1 month ago by Melody Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars great comedy
love love will smith and eva mendes in this movie is sooo funny
they crack me up along with the other actors
Published 1 month ago by Lidia Boyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Its funny
Kevin James is really a very funny man and while this is a Romantic Comedy, this film is just funny. I have a rule, if it comes on TV, I watch it. It is just plain fun. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joe Mickey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Story
This movie my husband has watched countless times. I bought this for him for Valentine's gift. It is a mist see movie.
Published 1 month ago by Vickie
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Smith is the MAN
He's funny, versatile, charismatic, great comedian what else to say gotta meet that word limit. Kevin James was hilarious dancing.
Published 2 months ago by Bird Person
5.0 out of 5 stars ☆★♡♥
The movie its great.It came at time. Love it very much. I hope that the movie came with Spanish language but dint
Published 2 months ago by Idalix
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Movie!
After renting this movie twice, I decided to buy it. It is one of those movies I will watch over and over again. Read more
Published 3 months ago by cyn n vin
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