hitch the movie

Recently, I met up and had dinner with a friend. We caught up on each other’s lives, and eventually we got on the topic of why things never worked out between us. I kept it real with him and said it was because he never pursued me. He’d often check on me but never made any plans. To me, a pursuit involves more persistence than that. I’m sure he knew this. And living in Atlanta where there’s a million women to one man, it’s so easy to bounce from one babe to the next without much effort.

He told me that I was cynical and I didn’t disagree. That conversation reminded of the movie Hitch. Eva Mendes’ character, Sara Melas, is a gossip columnist who is also a cynic when it comes to love. In the beginning, Melas’ boss tells her, “you’re a realist masquerading as a cynic, who’s secretly an optimist.” I could most definitely relate.

Besides being an overall hilarious rom-com, here are a few other reasons why I loved the movie Hitch.


  1. Hitch didn’t let his broken past or insecurities keep him from pursuing a woman he was interested in. GASP. And no dinner and a movie either. They went jet-skiing. Do something different and you’re sure to please her.
  2. As tough as she wanted to be, Sara Melas opened up to Hitch when the time was right. “Sometimes it’s really hard to see the forest through the sleaze.”
  3. The speed dating scene where Sara and Hitch angrily express themselves. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcXer15_vpA]
  4. The dance scene at the wedding reception. Soooo me! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inPnVL41N_c]

So, maybe I am a bit cynical when it comes to love for myself. I’m just waiting for someone to change my mind. Anyway, just thought I’d share.

miss lucy