Sunday, November 6, 2011

Date Night (2010) PG13 - 3 Stars

Though mostly unbelievable, Date Movie is a cute adventure of finding your way back to love. The chemistry between Fey and Carell is believable and even though Carell is funnier than I think he normally is, I wasn't impressed with some of his vulgar lines. The best part of the movie is putting normal everyday people, you can relate with, into extraordinary situations.

Phil (Steve Carell), and Claire Foster (Tina Fey), a couple from New Jersey, fear they are on a path to nowhere as they daily lives consist of taking care of the kids, working and going to bed. The monotony of their daily lives is draining any passion away from them. And now their friends are splitting up, making them realize they could be next. Phil decides to take their "date night" to the next level. He takes Clair to a popular upscale restaurant in Manhattan where they learn reservations are mandatory. As they hear a call for the Tripplehorn's table being ready and no one is responding, they decide to impersonate the missing couple and sit at their table. One thing they didn't know is the Tripplehorns are a couple of thieves and now their mistaken identity has two tough guys Armstrong (Jimmi Simpson), and Collins (Common), showing up at their table asking them to come with them. The Foster's think they are in trouble for impersonating the missing couple and go with them only to get frisked, have their cell phones and ID's taken and a gun pointed at them demanding the flash drive stolen from their boss, Joe Miletto (Ray Liotta). Fearing for their lives, Phil tells them he has the flash drive and it's hiding in Central Park. The four drive to the park where Clair and Phil manage to get away dodging an arsenal of bullets. The next day, the couple goes to the police. They meet with Detective Arroyo (Taraji P. Henson) and as Detective Walsh (Bill Burr), calls Arroyo away, Phil and Claire notice the two men Armstrong and Collins are police men. Now knowing these two are corrupt and want Phil and Claire dead, they decide to take matters into their own hands to save themselves. Now there on the craziest adventure of their lives which just might bring the passion back that they desperately need.

21 Laps Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: Josh Klausner
Producers: Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy
I viewed 11/10

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