Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 21 Laps Entertainment

Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Leighton Meester, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Common, William Fichtner, Kristen Wiig, Mark Ruffalo, Mila Kunis, Ray Liotta

This has been a funny week for films!  Date Night is a lot funnier than it ought to be!  This is the first time I laughed out loud in a long time.  There are some really crazy scenes!   Everyone has seen the previews for this, and that about sets up the scenario.  A couple is in a rut, kids, jobs, and household problems make life really boring and very tiring.  They try to go out for a date night once a week, but even that is repetitive. Suddenly one of their friends announces they’re getting a divorce, and Phil (Steve Carell) decides to make it a big night and take his wife Claire (Tina Faye) to a trendy new restaurant in Manhattan.  Unfortunately people make reservations months in advance.  So the find another couple who didn’t show, and hijack their reservations.   Then their meal is interrupted by a couple goons who they think work for the restaurant.  But instead their lives are in jeopardy as they search for the real “Tripplehorns” and the missing flash drive!  

Then things go from bad to worse to even worse.  Everything that can go wrong does, and there’s no way to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.   Mark Wahlberg has a role as a hysterical security expert.   Ray Liotta has a small part as the gangster who started it all.   There is one of the most hysterical car chases in history.  I don’t want to give it away, but it goes on for a long time in the most ludicrous of situations ever recorded.  That scene is worth the price of admission alone. 

All the characters are well developed and there are new twists and turns at every point.    At one point Phil and Claire are in a strip club, and the only way in is to pose as a stripper.  Claire goes into the dressing room and comes out in costume with a wig.  That whole part is hysterical too.  All in all it was a very enjoyable evening watching this thing, and I’m glad it was finally available to the Netflix customers.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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