Conflict in Film Essay
Interpersonal Conflict “Hitch” Com 200 Instructor Bryant January 15, 2012 The main interpersonal conflict in the movie Hitch is the miscommunication between the two main characters. There are three main characters in this movie, but the two main ones that have miscommunication is Alex Hitchings who is known as Hitch and Sara Melas who is a news reporter. The miscommunication in the Hitch is a great example of how communication is important within any relationship and how big of a mess the miscommunication can make for a relationship.
Relationships have conflict whether communication or another factor but conflict can always be resolved when communication is the key informant in a relationship. The relationship first started with a lie, on both parts regarding Hitch and Sara. Hitch is a date doctor in whom he helps single men meets the women of their dreams. Since Hitch is a date doctor there was a conflict in which Sara’s friend is set up with a slim ball that she thinks the date doctor is responsible for.
At this time Sara goes out of her way to find the date doctor to get a date to find out the truth and openly out the date doctor all females to beware. The miscommunication is found in this part of the story, because Sara is assuming the date doctor is responsible for her friend’s broken heart. The truth is the date doctor refused to help the other party that did break Sara’s friend heart which she later finds out in the story. Another interpersonal conflict in the movie is the lack of communication between Sara and Hitch.
Hitch believes he is dating a real potential woman and goes out of his way to provide her with wonderful dates which all turn out horribly wrong. Sara who has the intentions of entering the relationship as a news reporter does not tell hitch she is a scandal reporter and trying to out hitch as the date doctor. Because of these assumptions within the beginning of the movie and the stories she has heard, she automatically assumes he is doing wrong and purposely setting women up with negative men.
After spending more time with hitch she realizes she was wrong by assuming he was doing wrong by women and that is he truly only trying to do the best thing for relationships. Towards the end of the movie Sara telling hitch he is the date doctor and wanted answers to questions of why, her friend and another famous couple hitch was helping at that time. Of course hitch tries to explain what he does and why, but Sara at this point is not interesting in dating Hitch at that moment.
Hitch tries to explain himself in many different situations such as the speed dating scene where Hitch speeds dates to her table, just to speak with her for a moment in order to fix the broken communication. At this time Sara is still not interesting in Hitch. Later in the movie, Sara finally realizes how wrong she was about Hitch because of a famous couple she had been watching which Hitch was responsible for getting together. Sara after calling and texting hitch shows up at his home which at this time Hitch has moved past the drama and refused any contact with Sara.
In the next meeting Hitch and Sara have this both come to realize each other was wrong in the situation and work out their relationship. Communication would have made the relationship much easier and understanding, if both parties would have been honest with each other from the start. Even though a conflict might have happen to begin with, the relationship would have been honest and open and both could have went on with the relationship or opted out.
Relationships just like in the movies require time and understanding and open communication. Being prepared to share every feeling and piece of yourself with the person in the relationship is the only key to a happy relationship and open communication. References Mordaunt, W. , Tadross, M. (Executive Producers), &Tennant, A. (Director). (2005). Hitch [Film]. Los Angeles: Sony Pictures. Sole, K. (2011). Making connections: Understanding interpersonal communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (https://content. ashford. edu)