Sunday, April 25, 2010

Movie Review (5): Date Night

Synopsis: Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consists of them taking care of their children and going to work and coming home and going to bed. But they find time to have a date night wherein they go out and spend some time together. When another couple they know announce that they're separating because they're in a rut, Phil feels that he and Claire could be too. So when date night comes Phil decides to do something different. So they go into the city and try to get into a new popular restaurant. But when it's full and still wanting to do this, Phil decides to take the reservation of a couple who doesn't show up. While they're having dinner two men approach them and instructs them to stand up and go with them. They think the men are with the restaurant and want to talk to them about taking someone else's reservation. But it appears the couple whose reservation they took crossed someone and the two men work for this person. The men are after something, but whatever it is they don't have it.

My Review: I am not a Steve Carell fan. I do not watch The Office and I haven't found his movies particularily funny. I do like Tina Fey, and loved her on Saturday Night Live. This movie made my stomach hurt from laughing, even the next day! It was hilarious! The plot was funny, and typical of a couple who've been married for a long while, have kids, and the romance is dying. To try something completely different to put some romance back in and have it go so horribly wrong... A nice couple ends up in so much trouble and by trying to fix it, make things worse. I loved how they were so cute together, and they completely understood where the other one was going. They were in tune with each ones crazy ideas.
I must say though that Mark Wahlberg being shirtless for ALL of his scenes wasn't too bad either ;)
Without spoiling the show, here is my favorite line that I just have to share.
Steve Carell to Mark Wahlberg:
"And would you please, for the love of God, put a f$%*ing shirt on!"
Frenchie and I were quoting the movie the entire way back to our house and into the next day. Definitely buying this one on DVD.