No romantic comedy is complete without a sentimental, clichťd ending, and this is where HITCH falters. Towards the end (which should have been more snappy and less sappy), jokes seemed to come to an abrupt halt, while plenty of cheesy lines got spewed out. This is only a minor quarrel though, seeing as how I was bellyaching through the entire first hour, and my jaw needed a rest anyway. Besides, if you see the movie with a hot date, the final scenes give you some quality ďmake-outĒ time. The flick also works as a self-help dating guide, with plenty of quality pointers for guys to remember (just donít look too deeply into it, because thereís a lot of bullshit too). Pretty much everything about this film worked for me, including the top-notch acting, the wide range of smart and lowbrow humor, the many terrific one-liners, the cute premise, and (most of all) imagining naughty thoughts about Eva Mendes. HITCH is an incredibly enjoyable 2-hour experience, and I encourage everyone to check it out.
Gag Reel (3:49): Pretty funny, but itís so fast you get barely any time to just sit back and laugh. Itís still great to watch Smith, Mendes, and James having fun though. Check it out.
Deleted Scenes (14:06): There are three scenes, but the final one is just an isolated musical track. The first scene is the most noteworthy and adds a bit more depth to the movie (and even gets a introduction from the director), while the second is just sort of funny, although understandably cut.
- Dance Steps Made Easy (8:17): A slightly overlong but entertaining featurette that focuses more on being funny than informing, but thatís the point. Check it out to see various aspects of Jamesí riotous dance scene.
- Love in New York (6:48): Only interesting if you enjoy the New York experience, as there is a lot of tidbits and shots of on-location shooting. Anyone who admired the visual side to HITCH is sure to enjoy this.
- Hitch Style (6:33): I donít really admire costume design in movies like these, but people who do should enjoy this. It essentially portrays how the characters are developed in large part through the way theyíre dressed, and how they change throughout the movie in the same sense.
- The Dating Experts (11:21): This is basically a bunch of ďexpertsĒ from the dating scene agreeing with Hitchís many sayings throughout the movie. Hey, youíve seen the movie, so whatís the point of hearing it all again (confirmation maybe?).
- Will Smithís Red Carpet Race (3:52): This pleasantly short extra lets us watch Smith try to break the record with most amount of public appearances in 12 hours.