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A couple go out on a date night to put some spice into their dull lives but they go to a restaurant and don't have a reservation. When the Tripplehorns don't show up for the reservation, they become the Tripplehorns. They soon learn that the Tripplehorns have stolen something and are being hunted down by a pair of corrupt cops. Now they must run for lives.
Action Comedy - This comedy should very much please fans of stars Steve Carell and
Tina Fey. The film is a bit more action-oriented than most would
expect, but they also deliver the quirky humor they are known for.
Some other familiar faces turn up in smaller roles. Suggestive humor
make the film inappropriate for kids.
Steve Carell GET SMART, DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! Tina Fey PONYO, BABY MAMA, MEAN GIRLS Mark Wahlberg THE LOVELY BONES, MAX PAYNE, THE HAPPENING Taraji Henson I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF, NOT EASILY BROKEN Common TERMINATOR SALVATION, WANTED Director:Shawn Levy NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 3 S-words, 1 GD, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Clothed sexy dancing and sex humor. VIOLENCE: Some hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: Foot and car chases. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, suggestive humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average As dynamic as the duo of Carell and Fey might be, they prove unable to reverse the trend of padded and forgettable action/comedies.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a nice, unassuming couple in "Date Night," and that's one of the reasons the movie works so well.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good Tina Fey and Steve Carell make Date Night an absurd and wildly amusing night to remember. This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 222 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS FROM ALL AGES, BOTH MALES AND FEMALES! Approximately half of all moviegoers LOVED "Date Night," rating it "Excellent" or "Fantastic." Most of the remaining half enjoyed it very much rating it "Very Good," which indicates an above average movie. Equally important is that virtually no one disliked it. This is a GREAT DATE MOVIE!
Phil (Carell) and Claire Foster (Fey) are a sensible, loving couple with two kids and a
house in suburban New Jersey. The Fosters have their weekly "date night” an attempt at
the spice of the dates of yesteryear, involving the same weekly night out at the local
Teaneck Tavern. Their conversations quickly drift from barely-date talk to the same chore-chat
they have at the dinner table at home. Exhausted from their jobs and kids, their dates rarely end
in fore- or any other kind of play, let alone romance.
After seeing two of their best friends – another married couple with kids in suburban
New Jersey – split apart from living the same life they themselves lead, Phil and Claire begin to
fear what may lie ahead: a state of bland indifference and eventual separation.
In an attempt to take date night off auto-pilot, and hopefully inject a little spice into their
lives, Phil decides a change of plans is in order: take Claire into Manhattan to the city's hottest
new restaurant. The Fosters, however, don't have reservations. Hoping to be seated sometime
before the clock strikes twelve, they steal a no-show couple's reservations. What could it hurt?
Phil and Claire are now the Tripplehorns.
The real Tripplehorns, however, it turns out, are a thieving couple who are being hunted
down by a pair of corrupt cops for having stolen property from some very dangerous people.
Forced on the run before they've even finished their risotto, Phil and Claire soon realize that
their play-date-for-parents has gone hilariously awry, as they embark on a wild and dangerous
series of crazy adventures to save their lives. . . and their marriage.