Hitch

  • Directors: Andy Tennant
  • Producers: James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee
  • Writers: Kevin Bisch
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Will Smith) is a professional “date doctor”, or consultant as Hitch terms himself, who coaches other men in the art of having the perfect date with the woman of their dreams.

At the start of the film Hitch is helping three guys get the girl of their dreams. Hitch tells tips and reveals that three dates is all he needs to get you to the first kiss.

In a flashback scene it is revealed that Hitch, a then-nerd, dated a girl in college who cheated on him and broke his heart; this moved him to become a date doctor to help men who are as hopeless with women as he once had been.

While coaching one of his clients, Albert Brennaman (Kevin James), who is smitten with celebrity Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta), Hitch finds himself falling for Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), a gossip columnist who is determined to unmask and ruin the so-called date doctor after one of his “clients” (with whom Hitch refused to work, unknown to Sara) had a one night stand with her best friend, Casey. However, where Albert and Allegra’s relationship continues to progress, Hitch finds that, despite his being a master of the art, none of his tried and tested methods works for him.

In the end, Albert and Allegra get married and celebrate their marriage with Hitch and Sara, who are also together again. Casey is sitting alone and a old woman comes up to her, asking her “Where’s your date?” She answers with “I don’t have one.” The old lady later eats a cherry (presumably) and chokes on it. Casey saves her when her grandchild comes and she tells him to ask her to dance. As they go off, the old grandma gives Hitch a wink, which he returns. Hitch, reflecting on love’s unpredictability, addresses the audience in the last line: “Basic principles… There are none”.

Grown Ups

  • Directors: Dennis Dugan
  • Producers: Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert, Steve Koren, Barry Bernardi
  • Writers: Adam Sandler, Fred Wolf
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph

Five best friends (Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade) and former teammates reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives (Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, and Maya Rudolph) and kids in town, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t always mean growing up.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck Larry

  • Directors: Dennis Dugan
  • Producers: Adam Sandler, Tom Shadyac
  • Writers: Barry Fanaro
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Ving Rhames, Nick Swardson, with Steve Buscemi, and Dan Aykroyd, Nicholas Turturro, Richard Chamberlain, Mary Pat Gleason, Rachel Dratch, Matt Winston, Peter Dante, Cole Morgen, Shelby Adamwosky

Charles “Chuck” Levine (Sandler) and Lawrence “Larry” Valentine (James) are veteran FDNY fire fighters. Chuck is a bachelor who is living single, while Larry is a widower trying to raise two children, one of whom is somewhat effeminate.

During a routine sweep of a burned building, a segment of floor collapses and Chuck almost dies. He is saved by Larry, who shields him from falling debris. As they awaken at a hospital later, Chuck vows to repay his debt in any way possible.

This event prompts Larry to realize the fact that death can come for him at any moment, but he has difficulties naming his children as primary beneficiaries in his life insurance due to the death of his wife. One of the ways suggested for him to do so is to get married. Inspired by a newspaper article about domestic partnerships, Larry asks Chuck to enter a civil union with him. Although at first Chuck declines, he is reminded of his debt to Larry and finally agrees. The two become domestic partners and Chuck becomes Larry’s primary beneficiary in the event of his death. Soon, city investigators arrive to inquire about their partnership, suspecting fraud. Larry and Chuck decide to enlist the help of a lawyer, Alex McDonough (Jessica Biel), who suggests that they become married. The pair then marries in Canada and move in together.

Unfortunately, with these revelations, the pair, along with all their fellow firefighters, are sent to prison, but they are quickly released after negotiating a deal to provide photos for an AIDS research benefit calendar. Two months later, Duncan and Alex’s brother, Kevin McDonough (Nick Swardson) are married in Canada at the same chapel as Larry and Chuck were. At the wedding party, Larry finally moves on after the death of his wife and talks to a new woman, while Alex reluctantly agrees to a dance with Chuck.

Paul Blart Mall Cop

  • Directors: Steve Carr
  • Producers: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Barry Bernardi
  • Writers: Kevin James, Nick Bakay
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Family
  • Actors: Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Keir O Donnell, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara

The film begins at the New Jersey police department training facility and reveals a rather impressive obstacle course, where new recruits are being tested.

The chief tells the new recruits that they have all passed the written exam, but must complete the obstacle course to become an official New Jersey police officer. Paul Blart (Kevin James) is able to get through rather impressively for someone of his stature, but just as things are looking good, he passes out on the ground, asleep and snoring.

At home, Blart is having dinner with his mom (Shirley Knight) and daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez), who both try to cheer him up. Blart has hypoglycemia, which means that he will pass out if his body runs low on sugar. His mom gives him pie to help him heal.

Blart’s mom wants him to start seeing someone again, but he explains that Black Friday is coming and he will be very busy. Blart is very serious about his security job and focuses entirely on that, but his daughter wears him down and convinces him to get on an online matchmaking service. Blart’s ex-wife had married him for the green card, had a daughter with him, and then abandoned them.

During the end credits, additional scenes show Blart and Amy getting married in the mall, having a good time during their reception with all of their friends and family there, including Pahud.