THE CURE FOR THE COMMON MAN.
Dating consultant Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) takes on his biggest challenge yet at a time when he’s also trying to woo a hot gossip columnist (Eva Mendes). A romantic comedy aiming to market Will Smith, which it does very well, but it also gives Kevin James (of King of Queens fame) a chance to make it on the big screen; he’s charming and funny as the “date doctor’s” latest, bumbling client. Unfortunately, the movie delivers only one big laugh (James dancing) and the story doesn’t justify the running time.
2005-U.S. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Will Smith, James Lassiter, Teddy Zee. Directed by Andy Tennant. Cast: Will Smith (Alex Hitchens), Eva Mendes (Sara Melas), Kevin James (Albert Brennaman), Amber Valletta, Michael Rapaport, Adam Arkin.
Trivia: Jennifer Lopez was allegedly considered for the part of Sara.