Interpersonal Conflict in Film: Hitch
COM200: Interpersonal Communication
July 2, 2012
Interpersonal conflict in film is just the same as in real life. Conflict is personal and it might be defined as angry disagreement. “When conflict erupts, emotions are involved, and the relationship can be threatened if the conflict is not resolved amicably” (Sole 2011). In the movie Hitch there was interpersonal conflict between two people. The conflict was cause by communication. In any relationship communication is a key role. When entering a relationship you need to be able to effectively communicate. If you do not communicate effectively then that will cause the relationship to have interpersonal conflict. The two main characters in the movie are Hitch and Sara Melar. When they meet and start a relationship they get to know each other and enjoy each other and the relationship. They become friends and they talk about almost everything to get to know each other and then they develop an intimate relationship. They are self-disclosing information with each other, Hitch leaves out certain information about his career that should be shared when in a relationship. Sara’s friend gets dumped by someone she was having an intimate relationship with because of a so called “date doctor.” Sara then formed a bad opinion about this “date doctor” due to what happened to her friend. Sara finds out that the “date doctor” is Hitch and becomes furious. Sara goes to Hitch’s house for dinner and confronts him about his job. Hitch does not give her any information because she is acting childish. She starts by throwing food at him and then he finally threw food back and she storms out of his house. She just assumed that he was giving men way to play women, which was not true. Had she confronted his using basic assertion, which is the lowest level of assertion to resolve...