Parents' Guide to

Hitch

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Enjoyable Will Smith romcom has some cursing,

Movie PG-13 2005 115 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 13+

Cute Romcom Has Heart

I was pretty surprised by this film. A romcom about a date doctor and a gossip columnist really has the potential to go horribly, horribly wrong. Hitch didn't, though -it's great. The movie is full of sweet moments, silly situations, and packs a great lesson about true love. The main character helps genuinely good men spruce up their images and hone their people skills to present the best image possible to the women they love. The emphasis is placed on what makes a good relationship last (friendship, respect, compatibility, and affection). There is little iffy stuff, and the characters who do exhibit disrespectful sexual behavior are portrayed negatively and get their comeuppance. Aside from some swearing, a few innuendoes, and some drinking, Hitch is a great movie for tweens and teens.
age 13+

13 and up.

hitch is a great funny comedy movie that's best for your young teens and parents you need to know that the hitch has some few Sexual references and situations there are some strong language used in the movie also characters social drink as a response to stress and having a bad day the message is good it's about colorblind romantic relationships and friendships.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (13 ):

It's all familiar, and enjoyable, romantic comedy territory -- evasions, followed by complications, humiliations, the course of true love not running smoothly, and then a bit more smoothly. And then not smoothly again. Kevin James is wonderfully sweet and funny. His uninhibited dance is sublime, but so is the look on his face when he hands the heiress a pen, almost overcome by the thrill of giving her something.

The movie's biggest asset is Smith, who has everything it takes to be a romantic comedy superstar. His timing is perfection and he masters all kinds of comedy -- physical and verbal, high and low. No one is better at talking to the camera than he is. Mendes' lackluster performance is the result of a faulty script that leaves promising set-ups unfinished to pursue less interesting ideas. If it does not knock it out of the park, it at least qualifies as a triple, a pleasant date movie with one great performer, several laughs, and a couple of smiles.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 11, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: June 14, 2005
  • Cast: Eva Mendes , Kevin James , Will Smith
  • Director: Andy Tennant
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Latino actors, Black actors
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 115 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: language and some strong sexual references
  • Last updated: September 1, 2023

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