Sunday, October 28, 2007
Funny Business of Love
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Starring: Will Smith (Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens), Eva Mendes (Sara) Kevin James (Albert) Amber Valletta (Allegra Cole)
Love happens. But to make it happen, love too needs help. And to achieve that you need the help of Hitch, the Date Doctor. No, we're not talking about Salman Khan starrer Hindi film 'Partner', which is no doubt a copy of the original Hollywood film, 'Hitch'. The Will Smith starrer is a cute, charming and situationaly funny. Even Eva Mendes does look good and acts well. And Will Smith as the Smart Alec Date Doctor works.
He teaches nervous, tongue-tied men to turn into a Casanova. She is a journalist, who does not want to have anything to do with men. Their path crosses and he charms her sufficiently. But she is after the so-called Date Doctor and all set to expose him even if at the expense of her love. Then, there's is sub-plot where an obese, clumsy man falls for his sophisticated socielite boss and solicits Hitch's help.
All these tangles, like a traditional rom-com, until it's all well that ends well - white gown, churches and 'I Do', but not before a lot of tears, misunderstanding, running around and so on. And don't miss the pop-psychology.
It's not those greatest of love stories of all time, simply because the film ends in marriage, not in heartbreak. But, it's an ideal film for those times when you have nothing better to do and want to have a good time.