Date Night (PG-13) - 2010 - Runtime: 88 minutes
Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey
Director: Shawn Levy
I had been anticipating this movie ever since I saw the trailer last year. It seemed like another fun movie with some light action and of course, the always hip and cool Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Throw in a bunch of cameos from Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, William Fichtner and Mila Kunis and it's guaranteed to bring the laughs. And so it did, just maybe not as big as I thought they would.
Carell and Fey play a couple who seem to have hit a brick wall when it comes to their relationship. Every week they have a date night, but it ends up always being the same experience. Until one night when they decide to mix it up. All hell breaks loose when they're mistaken for another couple who seem to be in a lot of trouble. It's a good setup and the movie is pretty good but, like most other reviews have said, the comedy is elevated to whole other level because of Fey and Carell. They're really good together and they have such good comedic timing. The same goes for the supporting actors - Wahlberg plays the macho know it all that seems to always be shirtless. And Franco and Kunis play the real couple who's identity had been stolen - they're great as a couple of misfits - it's probably one of the best and funniest scenes in the movie.
The action was pretty good, too and the plot serves itself well - I was invested as to where the movie was going, even if it was a bit predictable. I laughed a lot and that's always good, right? I wouldn't say it's the funniest movie I've seen this year (Hot Tub Time Machine and She's Out of My League are taking those honors) If you haven't seen it, you should check it out!
Rating: See It!