Sunday, May 16, 2010

4 Ways to Describe "Date Night"

1. It was cute - Steve Carell and Tina Fey make a perfect and very believable couple. Both are well received comedians - who pretty much play the same character in every project that they participate in, but at least they are both guaranteed to be funny. Their chemistry is mostly comedic, but it works perfectly for this film.

2. It was repetitive and cliched - A lot of the same jokes were used over and over again - we get it "put on a shirt". So even though parts of the film were hilarious, I felt like as a whole it was pretty mediocre. The whole "boring couple from NJ that needs to spice up their marriage" plot line was a bit forced. It was easy to follow, which is not necessarily a compliment.

3. It was ridiculous - the action sequences were a little long and awkward - as were the ridiculous situations that our couple encounters. Come on...Tina Fey and Steve Carell in a car chase scene? Really? Tina Fey and Steve Carell pole dancing? Really? Ok...the last one was actually kind of funny.

4. It was loaded with cameos - or guest spots, I am not really sure what the correct term is, but the film had a hilarious scene with James Franco and Mila Kunis, a recurring (and shirtless) Mark Walberg (who might have finally learned how to make fun of himself) and a very tiny scene with Mark Ruffalo and Kristen Wiig (who could easily make their own Date Night film - probably even a bit more interesting than this one).

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