Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Mark Wahlberg
Date release: 4/09/10
Viewed in theaters: 4/28/10
If not for Carell and Fey, I would have passed this movie up, but because of the comedic pairing and fresh (though a low fresh) rating at Rotten Tomatoes, I decided to see Date Night. Carell and Fey play Phil and Claire Foster, a married couple with two young kids who live in New Jersey. They've realized they've become very boring, always having the same routine, so to spice things up a little, Phil takes Claire to a new fancy restaurant in New York. Of course they can't get a table because they don't have reservations, so they take the reservation for a couple by the name of Tripplehorn who don't respond when the hostess is calling for them. These two goons show up and demand that they give them the flash drive they stole from their boss or else they're going to kill them. The Fosters try to explain the little mix-up, but the goons don't believe them. After escaping from them, they go to the police, but find out the goons are also police, so with a little help from Walhberg's character, who's some high tech specialist, they try to find the real Tripplehorns so they can get the flash drive from them and return it to the two guys who are trying to get it.
As you can probably imagine, the movie is filled with plenty of crazy hi-jinx, and as crazy as some of them were, I felt they weren't crazy enough, as, say, the shenanigans they get into in Adventures in Baby-Sitting. I also didn't understand the whole deal with the flash drive. It had damaging evidence that had to do with the mayor (I think), but I didn't understand what the Tripplehornes and the two goons had to do with it. They probably explained it when I was checking my Facebook on my phone, lol.
I wouldn't say this was an awful movie, it did have some laughs, but it could have been a lot better. Carell and Fey have been in better movies. I would recommend waiting for it to come out on DVD if you do want to see it.