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* PoorCommunicationKills: Sara destroys Hitch's career as the Date Doctor because of a scumbag who dropped his title after breaking her friend's heart. Because she refused to state why she was angry with Hitch, she never learned that Hitch ''refused'' to help the {{Jerkass}} because of his view of women.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Sara destroys Hitch's career as the Date Doctor because of a scumbag who dropped his title after breaking her friend's heart. Because she refused to state why she was angry with Hitch, she never learned until much later that Hitch ''refused'' to help the {{Jerkass}} because of his view of women.


* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After the fight at the speed-dating seminar, and Hitch's ''EPIC'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, Sara tries to hold onto her outrage but pretty quickly slides into this.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After the fight at the speed-dating seminar, and Hitch's ''EPIC'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, speech, Sara tries to hold onto her outrage but pretty quickly slides into this.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Hitch gives Sara an ''epic'' one [[spoiler:after she destroys his reputation and career and tries to pull a YouKnowWhatYouDid.]]


* DisproportionateRetribution: The title character's love interest Sara has a friend who slept with a guy who dumped her the morning after. On the way out the door, he makes an offhand comment, "Date doctor my ass." Sara makes it her mission to find the date doctor and expose him, blaming him for enabling the scumbag to use her friend. When she finds out it's none other than Hitch, the guy she's been seeing and whom she likes, she trashes him and his completely innocent client in her gossip column. This effectively ruins Hitch's reputation and livelihood, utterly humiliates Albert (and is indirectly the cause of his being arrested), and destroys the relationship of at least one of his previous clients. Hitch had explicitly ''refused'' to work with the guy ''because'' he was a scumbag who only wanted to get laid.



* KarmaHoudini: Sara commits straight-up libel to wreck Hitch's business and publicly humiliate his client. The most comeuppance she receives is Hitch yelling at her in front of a crowd at a speed-dating event, and he later takes her back. After she screws with him some more and makes him beg. In reality, a more likely outcome is Albert, Allegra, and Hitch (who, it should be reminded, was not doing anything illegal at all) suing Sara and her paper for defamation and ruining Sara's business back by exposing her for publishing a fake story that humiliated a wealthy and influential New Yorker for her own petty grudges.


* BrokenAesop: After a conversation with Allegra reveals Albert charmed her with various things that Hitch had warned him not to do, Hitch later says there are no "basic principles" (his previous catch phrase) - to find love, you should just be yourself. However, Albert still would not have had a shot, or even taken the shot, without the prodding and lecturing of Hitch, especially the opening scene that sets up their first date, and in general it was shown that Hitch first and foremost boosted the confidence of his clients in their ability to get the girl to notice them - being themselves, even when they were a likeable guy, just wasn't enough.
** Confirmed in-story, as Hitch gets Allegra to admit that without his help, she probably would have never noticed Albert.

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* BrokenAesop: After a conversation with Allegra reveals Albert charmed her with various things that Hitch had warned him not to do, Hitch later says there are no "basic principles" (his previous catch phrase) - to find love, you should just be yourself. However, Albert still would not have had a shot, or even taken the shot, without the prodding and lecturing of Hitch, especially the opening scene that sets up their first date, and in general it was shown that Hitch first and foremost boosted the confidence of his clients in their ability to get the girl to notice them - being themselves, even when they were a likeable guy, just wasn't enough.
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enough. Confirmed in-story, as Hitch gets Allegra to admit that without his help, she probably would have never noticed Albert.


* {{Corpsing}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50YQeugOMOw Watch the dance lesson]]. Watch Hitch's face.

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* %%* {{Corpsing}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50YQeugOMOw Watch the dance lesson]]. Watch Hitch's face.


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** For Albert: "So how was she? Pretty good, huh?"
* BetaCouple: Albert and Allegra.

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** %%** For Albert: "So how was she? Pretty good, huh?"
* %%* BetaCouple: Albert and Allegra.



* BlackAndNerdy: From what we can tell, Hitch used to be this in college.
* BoyfriendBluff: How Hitch and Sara meet.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "Basic principles...[[spoiler:there are none]].

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* %%* BlackAndNerdy: From what we can tell, Hitch used to be this in college.
* %%* BoyfriendBluff: How Hitch and Sara meet.
* %%* BreakingTheFourthWall: "Basic principles...[[spoiler:there are none]].



* CampGay: Hitch's doorman Raoul and Sara's co-worker Geoff.
* CatchPhrase: "Basic principles:"

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* %%* CampGay: Hitch's doorman Raoul and Sara's co-worker Geoff.
* %%* CatchPhrase: "Basic principles:"



* ClosedDoorRapport: Happens towards the end of the movie.

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* %%* ClosedDoorRapport: Happens towards the end of the movie.



* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: The woman at the speed dating activity.

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* %%* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: The woman at the speed dating activity.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Allegra, full stop.

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* %%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Allegra, full stop.



* {{Jerkass}}: Vance Munson.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Vance Munson.



* LettingHerHairDown: As the film progresses, Sara's clothing gets more elegant and feminine as a result of her letting down some of her many walls. She begins the film in a sharp pants suit and ends it in a lovely dress.
** Plus she wears her hair in looser styles. While she still sometimes puts her hair up, it's not as severe as when Hitch first sees her.

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* LettingHerHairDown: As the film progresses, Sara's clothing gets more elegant and feminine as a result of her letting down some of her many walls. She begins the film in a sharp pants suit and ends it in a lovely dress. \n** Plus she wears her hair in looser styles. While she still sometimes puts her hair up, it's not as severe as when Hitch first sees her.



* MagicFeather: Hitch is a slight variation on this.

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* %%* MagicFeather: Hitch is a slight variation on this.



* ProtagonistTitle

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* ProtagonistTitleProtagonistTitle: Hitch is the name of the protagonist and the title of the movie.



* SenseiForScoundrels: Hitch is a more good-natured version of the trope.

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* %%* SenseiForScoundrels: Hitch is a more good-natured version of the trope.



* SherlockScan: Hitch pulls one on Sara's "unapproachable girl" schtick when he first meets her.

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* %%* SherlockScan: Hitch pulls one on Sara's "unapproachable girl" schtick when he first meets her.



* SpeedDating: Crashed and interrupted by a giant argument.
* StraightGay: Allegra's best friend Magnus, AKA "Maggie."

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* %%* SpeedDating: Crashed and interrupted by a giant argument.
* %%* StraightGay: Allegra's best friend Magnus, AKA "Maggie."



* UnluckyEverydude: Albert.

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* %%* UnluckyEverydude: Albert.



* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell Reporter]]: "This is EXACTLY why falling in love is so goddamn hard!"

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* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell Reporter]]: %%* WhatTheHellHero: "This is EXACTLY why falling in love is so goddamn hard!"



* YouKnowWhatYouDid: Magnificently defied when Hitch calls Sara out on her attempt at pulling this trope on him.

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* %%* YouKnowWhatYouDid: Magnificently defied when Hitch calls Sara out on her attempt at pulling this trope on him.


* DisproportionateRetribution: The title character's love interest Sara has a friend who slept with a guy who dumped her the morning after. On the way out the door, he makes an offhand comment, "Date doctor my ass." Sara makes it her mission to find the date doctor and expose him, blaming him for enabling the scumbag to use her friend. When she finds out it's none other than Hitch, the guy she's been seeing and whom she likes, she trashes him and his completely innocent client in her gossip column. This effectively ruins Hitch's reputation and livelihood, utterly humiliates Albert (and is indirectly the cause of his being arrested), and destroys the relationship of at least one of his previous clients. Hitch had explicitly ''refused'' to work with the guy ''because'' he was a scumbag who only wanted to get laid, making Sara even more horrendously unlikable and making it even more enraging when Hitch ''[[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHerBack takes her back.]]''.
** And that friend of hers? A naive and rather shallow person who was ''repeatedly'' told this guy was probably a scumbag from the beginning. Why is Sara even concerned with this? Fortunately, Casey at least recognized how stupid she had been after Hitch's rant at the speed-dating event, realizing that if she hadn't let her desperation get in the way of common sense, then she wouldn't have gotten hurt in the first place.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The title character's love interest Sara has a friend who slept with a guy who dumped her the morning after. On the way out the door, he makes an offhand comment, "Date doctor my ass." Sara makes it her mission to find the date doctor and expose him, blaming him for enabling the scumbag to use her friend. When she finds out it's none other than Hitch, the guy she's been seeing and whom she likes, she trashes him and his completely innocent client in her gossip column. This effectively ruins Hitch's reputation and livelihood, utterly humiliates Albert (and is indirectly the cause of his being arrested), and destroys the relationship of at least one of his previous clients. Hitch had explicitly ''refused'' to work with the guy ''because'' he was a scumbag who only wanted to get laid, making Sara even more horrendously unlikable and making it even more enraging when Hitch ''[[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHerBack takes her back.]]''.
** And that friend of hers? A naive and rather shallow person who was ''repeatedly'' told this guy was probably a scumbag from the beginning. Why is Sara even concerned with this? Fortunately, Casey at least recognized how stupid she had been after Hitch's rant at the speed-dating event, realizing that if she hadn't let her desperation get in the way of common sense, then she wouldn't have gotten hurt in the first place.
laid.


* MeaningfulName: Hitch's full name is Alex ''Hitch''ens. The phrase "to get hitched" means "to get married", which is pretty much the point of Hitch's job to help people fall in love and eventually get married.



* StealthPun[=/=]MeaningfulName: Hitch's full name is Alex ''Hitch''ens. The phrase "to get hitched" means "to get married", which is pretty much the point of Hitch's job to help people fall in love and eventually get married.


* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Sara. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Full. Stop.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: Albert teaches Allegra how to whistle with her fingers. Comes in handy when Albert tries to choke the shit out of Hitch and she needs to get him to stop.


** And that friend of hers? A shallow moron who was ''repeatedly'' told this guy was probably a scumbag from the beginning. Why is she even concerned with this? Fortunately, Casey at least recognized how stupid she had been after Hitch's rant at the speed-dating event, realizing that if she hadn't let her desperation get in the way of common sense, then she wouldn't have gotten hurt in the first place.

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** And that friend of hers? A naive and rather shallow moron person who was ''repeatedly'' told this guy was probably a scumbag from the beginning. Why is she Sara even concerned with this? Fortunately, Casey at least recognized how stupid she had been after Hitch's rant at the speed-dating event, realizing that if she hadn't let her desperation get in the way of common sense, then she wouldn't have gotten hurt in the first place.


* AmusingInjuries: Suffered all around.
** Hitch accidentally kicks Sara in the head.
** Hitch's allergic reaction and subsequent Benadryl coma.
** Sara's GroinAttack on Vance, leading to him walking into the back of an ox statue.
** Albert beats up Hitch and inflicts a few when he [[NotWhatItLooksLike finds Hitch talking to Allegra]].
** Hitch thrown from the roof of Sara's Mini Cooper.
** Hitch and Albert perform a tandem dance move during the credits. It works fine when Hitch does it. Not so much when Albert falls and needs to be helped up.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Sara. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Full. Stop.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After the fight at the speed-dating seminar, and Hitch's ''EPIC'' TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, Sara tries to hold onto her outrage but pretty quickly slides into this.
-->'''Sara:''' (in a very small voice) Can you believe that guy?
-->'''Casey:''' Actually, yeah.


* MisplacedRetribution: After Sara's friend slept with a jerk who dumped her on their one-night stand (and it's also implied that she was the other woman), the jerk dropped Hitch's name as the one who helped him woo her, even though this was a spiteful lie on his part (as Hitch refused to help and even broke Vance's arm when Vance touched him). Sara is then convinced that Hitch tricks women into sleeping with {{Jerkass}} men and labels not only him but also his current client Albert in her columm. While the former is PoorCommunicationKills, since she never confirmed Vance's claim, the former is MisplacedRetribution since Sara doesn't even know Albert and simply thought he hired Hitch to sleep with a girl. Truthfully, Albert is just a dorky worker who actually needed Hitch to impress an UptownGirl and Sara's columm torpeded his relationship, fortunately, for a short time.

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* MisplacedRetribution: After Sara's friend slept with a jerk who dumped her on their one-night stand (and it's also implied that she was the other woman), the jerk dropped Hitch's name as the one who helped him woo her, even though this was a spiteful lie on his part (as Hitch refused to help and even broke Vance's arm when Vance touched him). Sara is then convinced that Hitch tricks women into sleeping with {{Jerkass}} men and labels not only him but also his current client Albert in her columm. While the former is PoorCommunicationKills, since she never confirmed Vance's claim, the former latter is MisplacedRetribution since Sara doesn't even know Albert and simply thought he hired Hitch to sleep with a girl. Truthfully, Albert is just a dorky worker who actually needed Hitch to impress an UptownGirl and Sara's columm torpeded his relationship, fortunately, for a short time.

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