Interpersonal Conflict in Flim “Hitch”
Interpersonal Communication COM 200
Instructor: Danielle Doud
Elnora W. Blaylock
January, 2013

According to the text, conflict is considered personal. Conflict may also be defined as an “angry disagreement” (Sole, 2011). Interpersonal conflict can be defined as a “disagreement between two individuals or subgroups of an organization involving significant resentment and discontent” (Hammond, 2013). The text discusses many concepts of conflict. For example, it discusses the benefits of conflict, avoidance of conflict, and how to resolve conflict.
When you think of conflict, most people immediately think anger, hostility, or being extremely upset, but it doesn’t always have to be that. Two parties can have a disagreement and not be upset at all. The text provided an example about a married couple who were having a conflict. The wife states that she was upset with her husband because he didn’t take out the trash. This conflict is in no way hostile.
After watching the movie “Hitch”, I did notice several interpersonal conflicts; however, I only plan to elaborate on one. Interpersonal conflicts can be caused by miscommunication or misunderstanding. Albert Brennanman, played by the actor Kevin James was simply afraid to approach this beautiful woman whom he admired so very much, Allegra Cole; played by actress Amber Valletta. There was a lot of miscommunication between Albert and Amber, because Albert would never tell Amber how he really felt about her, until Alex, a well- known matchmaker, came along. Alex “Hitch” Hitchens, played by actor Will Smith, assisted Albert in winning the heart of Amber Valletta. Alex helped Albert to gain the confidence and charisma to make Amber fall in love with him, and so they lived happily ever after.

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