Sunday, April 02, 2006

Hitch - relationships, time, advice talk ideas

I first watched Hitch at Spring Harvest this time last year. We'll be there again at Skegness over the Easter weekend. Hiede will be there the week before as she is leading the under 5 team during week 2. Say hello if you see her! Anyway, here are some thoughts on this film...

Scene 1 (first 6 mins). Alex (Will Smith) explains how the dating game works and how any man can get a woman. Some questions you could discus:
  • What the point of dating? What's it for?
  • What advice would you give to someone looking for a relationship?
  • What are the unwritten rules?
  • Scene 4 (12 mins - 14 mins). Alex thinks back to when he was at collage...he's a geek and doesn't have a clue when it comes to women.
    • Some of us fall apart around the opposite sex...why is that?
    Scene 5 - 7 (14 mins - 25 mins). We're introduced to Albert who is clumsy, nervous accountant for some big firm. He explains he wants go out with Allegra Cole, a supermodel. He admits this is "ridiculous" but he is willing to try anything. Next time he sees her he's in a business meeting with all his colleagues and his boss is there. She's asking for financial advice. Rather than toeing the line, Albert's stands up for Allegra and ends up quitting his job....that gets her attention. Questions:
    • Who are you interested in?
    • What are you looking for in a relationship?
    • What are you willing to do, to get a man / woman? How far would you go? Look at the positive and negative sides to this...
    • Who do you talk to about boyfriend / girlfriend stuff?
    Scene 8 (28 mins - 31 mins 30). Alex goes to meet some guy he basically wants him to help get a woman so he can "bang" her. Alex strongly objects, as that's not what he's about.
    • Use this as a example of a bad attitude towards women.
    Scene 10 - 11 (33 mins 30 - 40 mins 30). Dating disasters...Alex takes Casey on a date and it turns into a complete disaster...he kicks her in the head and digs up some old family history that she's doesn't want reminding about...there's a murderer in the family...

    Scene 15 (47 mins - 30 mins). Making a fool of yourself...this is one of the funniest bits of the film...Alex tells Albert how to dance or put another way, how not to dance.
    • Use this as a clip about giving and receiving advice...
    Scene 16 (50 mins - 54 mins). Timing is everything...Alex shows Albert how to do the "first kiss". "eight out of 10 women believe that the first kiss will tell them everything they need to know...". Apparently it's all about timing!
    • This could be used to discus time / timing...there's a time for this that and the other. Maybe you could use this as an intro to this talk

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