Hitch Sleepless In Seattle

30/04/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 30/04/2007
  |  216 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Romantic comedy double. In 'Hitch' (2005), Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens (Will Smith) is a legendary - and deliberately anonymous - New York City 'date doctor' who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert (Kevin James), a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamourous celebrity, Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta), Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a gossip columnist who follows Allegra's every move. The ultimate professional bachelor, Hitch suddenly finds himself falling deliriously in love with Sara, a reporter whose biggest scoop could very well be the unmasking of Manhattan's most famous date doctor. In 'Sleepless in Seattle' (1993), Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) has lost his wife to cancer and, left to bring up his son alone, tries to make a new start by moving to Seattle. His son turns him into a radio heartthrob, however, when he makes an on-air appeal to potential partners for his grief-stricken father. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), despite being happily betrothed, answers the call, and romance blossoms between the two people, despite the fact that they live on different sides of the country. This romantic comedy, played in the style of 50s weepies like 'An Affair To Remember' (which is quoted throughout the film), was hugely successful at the box office.