A Hitch in Time
A Hitch in Time sees Will Smith return in the role of Alex Hitchens, more commonly known as “Hitch the Date Doctor” and last seen on our cinema screens in 2005. But this time, there’s a twist. Not content with bringing together couples in the 21st century, Hitch teams up with old pal Stephen Hawking (with Eddie Redmayne reprising his Oscar-winning role) to harness the potential of newly-discovered gravitational waves and travels back in time to 1940 in order to help his idol Albert Einstein (arise, Sir Ian McKellen) find love, having been widowed soon after emigrating to the US.
Needless to say, Einstein is thrilled when his theory is proved to be correct before his very eyes and he feels instantly drawn to the dark, handsome stranger who materialises in his study. The two hit it off and it’s not long before Einstein confides in his new friend that he has in fact fallen in love, only it’s the type of love that “dare not speak its name.”
Of course, no one knows better than Hitch that the course of true love never did run smooth and he accompanies Einstein on his journey to self-acceptance, which throws up some surprises along the way – not least the discovery that gravitational waves can also be used to make fossil fuels instantly renewable AND non-pollutant in the fight against climate change. Can Stephen Hawking help Hitch bring this scientific innovation back to the present day without ripping apart the fabric of time itself? And is romance written in the stars for Hitch and Einstein, or will Hitch have to let Einstein down gently whilst still leaving him with a beacon of hope that society will one day be welcoming of homosexuals?
A Hitch in Time. A sci-fi, rom-com historical drama which audiences can’t resist.
And the Academy daren’t.