The Oscar Project
A film with your favorite ending
We finally reached the end of the month. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have been able to be safe and healthy through this trying time. I also hope these posts have brightened your days throughout the month.
Speaking of endings, today’s category is a film with your favorite ending, and I choose Hitch. Much like yesterday’s pick of Serendipity, it’s a great feel good movie and you can probably see the ending coming a mile away. However, Hitch throws just enough curveballs in the final act of the film to make you think that it might not end up all roses for the main characters.
Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy featuring Will Smith at Alex Hitchens, also known as the “date doctor,” who helps men get hooked up with their dream girls. It sounds a bit sleazy on the surface, but he says multiple times throughout the film that he’s merely setting up opportunities for the two individuals to meet and make an initial connection, from that point, it’s up to them. His newest client Albert (Kevin James) has his eyes set on a beautiful celebrity Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta) who is a client of the investment firm where he works and despite the fact that this is a romantic comedy, some of the best comedic moments come from the interaction between Smith and James.
Throw in gossip reporter Sara Melas (Eva Mendes) into the mix as she investigates Hitch’s business while also starting to fall for him before realizing who he is, and you have a complex relationship tangle that only gets more complex as the film goes along. This is not to say that it’s a love triangle or anything like that, but the film does manage to show how complicated relationships can be, regardless of how easy they seem at the start. That’s part of what I love about it and Hitch even comes right out and says near the end of the film that when people are in love, “the leap, and hope to God they can fly.”
This is one other film, like many on this list, that I tend to watch on TV whenever I find it on. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure, but I love how is ends and how the entire film is put together in general.
Day 29 – A film that makes you want to fall in love
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?