One of my friends and I like to go to lunch and a movie from time to time, and we’ve really been disappointed by the choices we’ve had lately. We decided to go see Date Night because we thought it would be fun to see Steve Carell and Tina Fey together.
Carell and Fey play Phil and Claire Foster, a suburban New Jersey couple who feel like their marriage is stuck in a rut. To remedy that, they decide to forgo their usual date night restaurant and make a trip into the city for a visit to the newest hot-spot. Of course they can’t get a table, but when they realize another couple (the Tripplehorns) hasn’t shown up for their reservations, they take their place.
It turns out that the Tripplehorns are involved in some pretty nasty business and some thugs show up during the dinner and assume Phil and Claire are them since they’re sitting at their table. Phil and Claire find themselves smack dab in the middle of a complicated mess and they can’t trust anyone, not even the police.
I thought Date Night was fun, but nothing exceptional. I laughed during the movie, but definitely had to suspend belief at times. I expected a lot from the duo of Carell and Fey and maybe my expectations were set too high, but I felt like the movie was full of clichés. I’d recommend renting this one. Here’s the trailer: