Earlier this week I was fortunate to check out a pre-screening of the latest date night movie, aptly name, Date Night. The latest romantic-comedy-action flick directed by Shawn Levy (from the Night at the Museum franchise) has the potential to have the entire world laughing-out-loud with the dynamically funny duo Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Playing the youngish parents of two, The Fosters, Fey and Carell tackle the difficult subject of a couple struggling to find that spark in their relationship after those inevitable years of growing comfortable with one another.
Insert dramatic storyline accompanying their would-be simple night out in the city, trying to mix their stagnant relationship up a bit. Overall, Fey was hysterical playing Mrs. Foster with her simplistic mindset, always looking at the positives in life. Carell was lost on me somewhere around his Evan Almighty stint about a decade ago, should stick to TV sitcoms and I’m going to leave it at that.
I do have to give a HUGE shout out to the supporting cast. Seriously, the C.S.A. on this film (whose name I couldn’t locate on IMDB to save my life while writing this…) deserves a pat on the back. Kristen Wiig (BRILLIANTLY funny in everything she does), Mark Wahlberg, Mark Ruffalo, Mila Kunis, Leighton Meester, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson and Rapper-turned-Actor, Common.
Quote of the movie, “Oh no no, when he says vagina he means your face!” – You’ll have to see it to know what I’m talking about. To be honest, if you’re looking for something to do and there’s nothing else playing in the theatre that you want to see, then yes, check this film out. If I’m being completely honest, this is best for a date night at home once this film comes out to rent. Sigh, I’ll give it a 6 out of 10.
To check out more about the movie, take a jump over to the official movie website, including watching the trailer