I have been awaiting this day for quite sometime. Date Night is finally here! Steve Carell and Tina Fey are finally together and all is well in the world.
I recognize that since I love both Steve Carell and Tina Fey, it's really hard for me to not give a biased positive review of this movie, but I'll try.
On screen chemistry between Steve and Tina (yeah, we're on a first name basis) is great. The characters they play, Phil and Claire Foster, are a New Jersey suburban couple with two children and respectable jobs. The have a comfortable relationship, but you kind of get the impression that they are "great roommates" and no longer an in-love couple. After two of their close friends decide to split because they realize they make great roommates but not a great couple, the Fosters start to wonder if they aren't just like their friends.
In an attempt to mix things up and reignite the flame, they decide to be less predictable on their regular date night and head into the city. When Phil decides to take another couples reservation at a fabulous seafood restaurant, the couple soon discovers that the people they are posing as have been up to some blackmailing and their night turns into a giant game of crazy.
Needless to say, the evening definitely takes them out of the boring pattern of life they were living into something else. The else includes several visits to the shirtless apartment of Hollbrooke (Mark Wahlberg), a sweet vehicle chase that ends with Phil in the New York Harbor, and into a strip club where Claire poses as a stripper/high-class prostitute--complete with a hilarious pole dance scene.
I loved the movie. Grant it the plot line was a bit ridiculous at times, they play a charming couple struggling to light the fire again and that makes them relateable and lovable.
Conclusion Fey and Carell are lovable just because they are, and this movie is great because everything they touch is gold. I'm so glad I saw this movie and I am so glad it didn't disappoint. The reviews have been pretty good, too (EW gave it a B).
AND, the preview segment included a preview for Sex and the City 2! Wow, this totally has me interested in seeing the movie. The details have all been kind of vague up to this point, but OMG, Aiden is back and there might just be some more love triangle problems between Big, Carrie, and Aiden. SCANDALOUS.