Date Night

Date Night, 2010 film starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg and Taraji P. Henson.  Yikes!  Next time just stay home!

Phil and Claire Foster (Carell and Fey) have been married for so long that everything has become routine.  From taking care of their children and going to work, coming home and going to bed the days are all the same.  They do however manage to squeeze in a ‘date night’ once a week.  Their best friend couple announces they are splitting up which shakes Phil and Claire who feel they may be falling into the same trap.  On the next date night Phil takes Clair to one of the most popular restaurant in Manhattan but they don’t have a reservation.  Fearing they won’t get in Phil takes a reservation from a couple that never showed.   It appears the couple whose reservation they took were criminals and are being hunted and now the bad guys think Phil and Claire are them!

Another great comedy from Carell, he certainly knows how to be funny.  Tina Fey, just as good as Carell and just as funny and the two seemed to work very well together.  Actually, there were many stars in this, some with only bit parts but I think that is what made the film.  Mila Kunis, James Franco, Kristen Wiig and Mark Ruffalo to name a few!  The story was well written and could have easily gone either way…could have been comedy or could have been a crime drama.  I’m glad they went comedy though.  I didn’t see much in the way of CGI but it was not necessary.  There was lots of laughs and car chases.

This film was worthy of a repeat watch and was very entertaining to watch, what I feel is the best end result for a film.  Way to go!