Thursday, December 24, 2015

year 5 day 22

movie: Hitch
starring:Will Smith, Kevin James
genre:Comedy, Romance
format:Netflix Canada

plot:A  matchmaker-relationship expert, is hired to help an office exec get the woman of his dreams. Who just happens to be both his boss and one of the wealthiest women in town. Meanwhile, the matchmaker finds himself having to put his money where his mouth is, as he himself has fallen in love.

This would never have worked had it been a female matchmaker. The story would have been too trite. Kevin James steals the show in every scene he's in, and pretty much the only reason to watch this.

You've got two parallel stories happening here that just happen to intersect.  One with the lead character, Hitch, who is being accused of being a player because one rotten scoundrel tossed his name around, thus getting the attention of the media sending an undercover reporter in to the mix, and the story of the Kevin James character. A nerdy guy who thinks he's got no chance when he's been holding all the cards the whole time. 

It's a romantic comedy so it's predictable. Boy meets girl, boy gets himself into embarrassing situations, boy gets girl.  Romantic comedies have become stale in their workings, and less and less enjoyable to watch.

what did i learn? Don't be afraid to be you. No one has all the answers.

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