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Date Night

Date Night

Movie
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In Theatres: 
Apr 09, 2010
Grade:
A
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 28 Minutes
BOTTOM LINE

It's good to finally see Steve Carell and Tina Fey back to their comedic selves once again. The humor, the action, the suspense; it's all there.

Claire and Phil Foster are your typical married couple with two kids. Their life consists of waking up, going to work, dealing with the kids, and then going to bed. Everything has become routine but once a week the two hire a babysitter and go out on a date for old time sake. Even now though, that is starting to become routine as well. 

In a effort to reignite the romance that was once there, Phil takes Claire to downtown Manhattan to a fancy seafood restaurant. Unfortunately, they don't have a reservation and resort to taking someone else's. Someone who is in deep with the mob. Thus, the Fosters are mistaken for these people and are thrown into the most dangerous and thrilling scenario. This is one date night the two of them will never forget.

The comedy duo of Steve Carell and Tina Fey is absolutely hilarious. While they've been successful on their television shows (The Office and 30 Rock), their films haven't been that good. Date Night brings that comedy to the big screen two fold. Individually they are funny but as a team, they are a force to be reckoned with. The film almost seems like it was shot entirely ad libbed with the actors spewing whatever random words come to mind that they think is funny. Whether it's stating the obvious or coming from left field, you can't help but laugh.

The variety of people the Fosters meet along the way are just as interesting and hilarious as they are. They receive some help from the ex-special forces/super sexy Holbrooke Grant (Mark Wahlberg) who likes to constantly strut around his fancy downtown loft without a shirt on. This is is the epitome of hotness for Claire with his rock hard abs and Minority Report style technology. Naturally, Phil is going to be a tad bit jealous. Then there are the Tripplehorns played by James Franco and Mila Kunis. They are the people whose reservation Phil and Claire stole which started the whole mess to begin with. Watching their scene together was like watching four idiots try to rob each other; absolutely hilarious!

It's good to finally see Steve Carell and Tina Fey back to their comedic selves once again. The humor, the action, the suspense; it's all there. It's a joy to watch in the theaters and I bet it'll be a joy to own on DVD or Blu-ray with all the bonus features. Definitely check this one out as you won't regret it.

Matt Rodriguez
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