4/06/2010

Movie Review: Date Night (2010)


If comedians Steve Carell and Tina Fey were nuclear atoms,  the two coming together in Date Night would result in a reaction that would wipeout humankind-- yeah, the movie is THAT funny.

Under the direction of Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum), Carell and Fey play the suburban-couple-stuck-in-a-mess perfectly and their comic talents shine. They bring to the table what makes their respective shows (The Office and 30 Rock) work and their exchanges are very witty. I also liked how other stars supported the movie. Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Leighton Meester, Mila Kunis, Mark Ruffalo and Kristen Wiig all had their moments.

The mistaken identity plot is pretty pedestrian, but  folks will live with watching the leads. Folks who are looking for slapstick will be gravely disappointed-- there's some physical comedy here, but the Carell-Fey combo is just gold. One final thing: watch till the end credits roll. :)

Date Night is a movie I'll recommend to any one who'd like to be blown away by great comedy.


Rating: 4/5


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