MovieAddict's Movie Review of Date Night

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Date Night

Steve Carrell and Tina Fey do a great job!
MovieAddict - wrote on 03/23/12

"Is it a man or a woman? I don't know! I don't know!"

The Foster's marriage has lost a little of its spark but both Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) are just so grateful to make it through each day with work and family pressures, that focusing on one another just seems unnecessary when sleep is so inviting. They maintain a weekly date night but when their friends (Kristen Wiig and Mark Ruffalo) mention they're getting divorced Phil decides to do something different and head to an exclusive spot in New York City for a meal. Of course it is full so Phil steals someone else's reservation, as they are being paged to be seated the "Tripplehorns" (played by James Franco and Mila Kunis in a hilarious cameo).

Unknown to this somewhat naive couple, the people whose identity they have assumed, are being sought by some mafia types that want to teach them a lesson. The naturally baffled Fosters try to get out of the mess Phil created for them as they become involved in chases and dangerous situations embarking in the adventure of their lifetime.

The plot and the dialogue were both hilarious and if you are a married woman, there are definitely some heartfelt moments that hit close to home and the shirtless well toned Mark Wahlberg steals the show with his small supporting performance. He is terrific as a former client of Fey and mysterious secret agent who comes to the aid of the Fosters. Other supporting characters who truly add substantial comedy to film include William Fichtner of Prison Break and Drive Angry.

One scene where Carrell and Fey show off their pole dancing skills is the funniest I've seen in a long time. Predictable yet entertaining.

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