Interpersonal Conflict in Film

Topics: English-language films, Conflict, Interpersonal relationship Pages: 2 (629 words) Published: August 21, 2011
Interpersonal Conflict in Film
Marcia Ray
COM 200
Prof. Selena Smith

Interpersonal Conflict in Film
Interpersonal conflict in film is the same as in life. There are times when things are said that are taken out of context and you wish they could be retracted. There were many instances of conflict in the film I chose. After watching this film, I learned to be careful of what is said and how it is said to avoid escalating any incident you may have in an active relationship. If this message had been relayed to the couples in this movie, the majority of the relationships would have been long standing.

The first incident of interpersonal conflict I observed is when the lady finds out that the guy she is dating is known as the relationship expert. She runs away from her filming crew and leave them standing. If trust and accurate information had been relayed to the parties involved, this incident could have been avoided. Even though the question of what he did for a living was never brought up (to my knowledge), if the right questions had been asked and answered this information would have came up in conversation. Then she brought this information up during the conflict to let him know she knows what his real job was.

Another incident that caught my attention was when he gave the snide remark about the price she had paid for a jacket she had with her. If the right questions are asked at the beginning of any relationship you will not have the issue come up in reference to income, place of business, or occupation.

There was also an incident that happened where the lady’s relative was added to the incident. On the couples first date, they went to Ellis Island, and her ancestor name was listed. She became very emotional and explained the horrid incidents to which her relative was accused of. During the incident the guy called her a name that was in reference...

References: Mordaunt, W., Tadross, M. (Executive Producers), & Tennant, A. (Director). (2005) Hitch [Film]. Los Angeles: Sony Pictures
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