the year: 2005
the genre: comedy
the cast: Will Smith (Alex "Hitch" Hitchens); Eva Mendes (Sara Melas); Kevin James (Albert Bernnaman); Amber Valletta (Allegra Cole); Adam Arkin (Max)
the plot: Alex Hitchens, better known as Hitch, is the date doctor. His latest project, Albert Brenneman, is a nerdy financial consultant who fell in love with the famous Allegra Cole. While Hitch helps Albert with his love life, he struggles with is own. He starts falling for work-a-holic, Sarah Melas.
don't miss: Hitch and Albert's discussion on dance:
listen for: "Any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom."
count: how many basic principles there are, according to Hitch.
also listen for: "When your wondering what to say, or how you look... just remember... she is already out with you. That means, she said yes, when she could've said no. That means she made a plan... when she could've just blown you off. So that means it is no longer you job to make her like you... It's is your job NOT TO MESS IT UP."
did you also know: Allegra Coleman was a fictitious actress created by Esquire magazine in their Nov '96 issue, designed to spoof other magazine's fawning obsession with new stars. The article written about her new "It Girl" status prompted calls from studios and talent scouts eager to offer her scripts. Ali Larter provided the face and body shots for the faux starlet.
extra bonus points: if you know what Hitch prefers to call the seafood appetizer Coquille St-Jacuqes.