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Hitch (Will Smith) is a “date doctor.” What does that mean? Basically, he’s not a traditional matchmaker. He sets out to improve your look and attitude so that you actually find a romantic partner. His focus is on his client Albert (Kevin James), whose appearance and game he alters completely. But what happens when Sara (Eva Mendes) calls bullshit on Hitch’s ways? What happens when we put a fake version of ourselves forward for romance? A solid two hours of entertainment, that’s what.
Roman Holiday (1953)
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck
She (Hepburn) is a sheltered European princess who decides to slip free of her strict guardians for a night off during a royal tour stop in Rome. He (Peck) is an American reporter who finds the princess heavily sedated and passed out on a bench (her doctor gave her a sleeping pill so she could rest up and fulfill her busy schedule of royal duties the next day). The journalist secretly arranges to have their day out photographed for a splashy exposé, but the two have undeniable chemistry. Will he still exploit the princess’ secret to further his own career?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard
Paul Varjak (Peppard) becomes fascinated with his new neighbor, Holly Golightly (Hepburn), a mysterious, elegant party girl who lives in his New York City building.
Harold & Maude (1971)
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
This May-December romance movie about an introverted teen (Cort) finding love with a septuagenarian (Gordon) was a critical and box-office flop, but has gone on to become a cult classic.