Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Date Night

Date night stars Steve Carrell and Tiny Fey as a boring married couple who steal someone’s dinner reservation and find themselves in the middle of crime, corruption and intrigue.  Its a fun romp though nothing outstanding.  There really aren’t a lot of laughout-loud jokes, but its pleasant enough to watch.

The story is coherant and fun to follow along with.  And there are some parts which verge on ridiculous, such as a car chase where they get their bumper caught on the bumper of a taxi cab, but they ned up bringing out more laughs than groans.  It does have some good running gags as well,such as Mark Wahlburg never wearing a shirt and how everyone thinks that stealing a reservation is so despicable.

Its pretty mediocre material, but its enjoyable simply because the two leads, Fey and Carrell, are so likable.  Its not a comedy with a lot of memorable jokes and bit gags to be sure, but its pleasing to watch on a lazy evening.


2 Responses to “Date Night”

  1. I am not sure likability and a dearth of memorable material make a movie a 7 out of 10, unless you consider that grade as a C-. I would hesitate to give it that high a grade. Wahlberg was the best part of the film, to be sure.

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