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Date Night (2010)

Date Night (2010)


Steve Carell
Tina Fey
Taraji P. Henson
Mark Wahlberg

Directed by Shawn Levy

The first thirty minutes of this film I could not help, but yarn as I watch the Fosters try to have a good date night. I was hoping they do get to have an enjoyable night, but the moment the excitement starts I lost myself keeping up with all the things unexpected happening to them.
Date Night is one fun movie I will always remember seeing, the funny thing about the movie is how the couple who are so ordinary handle some of the less ordinary situations. The never seem to get on top of things and when you think they have gotten it under control the rug gets pulled out from under them.

Other than the drag of a beginning of the film, the plot is not so perfect either, but the two leads Steve Carell and Tina Fey (who play Phil and Claire Foster) were a good match. They made up for where the script lacked and complimented each other on screen. When things get sticky is when the comedy comes out. The movie was not very long, but there were scenes when things dragged a little too long, like when they met Mark Wahlberg the first time or the cars coupling scene, those were long scenes.

With a good handful of supporting casts, the movie plot is about a couple trying to make their marriage work. Their couple friend are splitting up and Phil decided to be spontaneous and do something out of the ordinary for Claire. He drives her into town and stole a table which was reserved for a couple called the Tripplehorn who did not show up. It so happens that couple is wanted by some goons.
This mistaken identity led to them being taken and asked where a flash drive was. No matter how much they tried to convince the goons that they stole the table and that they are not the Tripplehorns, the more it seemed they were trying to escape because they were caught.

They do eventually get away and immediately start putting things together, about what was going on. Their visit to the police station did not help, as they found out the villain has cops working for him.

Now they have the real cops on their trail because of their visit to the station, also the leader of the goons want them. All of this because of the table they stole at the restaurant.

Date Night was both a critical and commercial success and it is one movie I can guarantee you will enjoy just bear in mind that the first third minutes are uneventful.


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