DATE NIGHT (15)
D: Shawn Levy
20th Century Fox (Shawn Levy & Tom McNulty)
USA 🇺🇸 2010
88 mins (extended version: 101 mins)
W: Josh Klausner
DP: Dean Semler
Ed: Dean Zimmerman
Mus: Christophe Beck
Steve Carell (Phil Foster), Tina Fey (Claire Foster), Taraji P. Henson (Det. Arroyo), Mark Wahlberg (Holbrook Grant), Mark Ruffalo (Brad Sullivan), Kristin Wiig (Hayley Sullivan)
Altogether this wasn't a bad watch. It was kind of like a throwback to classic screwball comedies of the 1940's and Neil Simon rom-coms of the 70's, except the married couple in questions weren't quite so mismatched and the plot was updated for a modern audience.
Steve Carell (playing his usual character) and Tina Fey play a married couple who go out on their monthly date night and end up being mistaken for another couple when they steal their dinner reservations, setting up a night of chaos, including being chased by gangsters.
The material is quite basic, but the performances make it an amusing and entertaining watch.
Not to be confused with Date Movie (qv).