Date Night

Date Night

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Director: Shawn Levy, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg

Cast: Shawn Levy, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg

     
 

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This action comedy tells the tale of mild-mannered married couple Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey), who fear their relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, they impetuously steal a dinner reservation, which leads to a case of mistaken identity. Turns out the

Overview

This action comedy tells the tale of mild-mannered married couple Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey), who fear their relationship may be falling into a stale rut. During their weekly date night, they impetuously steal a dinner reservation, which leads to a case of mistaken identity. Turns out the reservation was for a pair of thieves, and now a number of unsavory characters want Phil and Claire killed. If they can survive a wacky life-threatening night, they may just rediscover the passion missing from their marriage. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film co-stars Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
A shining example of a formula film that's much funnier than it should be thanks to the talent of the key players, Date Night may not be the comedy classic that Steve Carell and Tina Fey fans were hoping for, but it's still a brisk, highly enjoyable romp that's elevated by some inspired improvisation and convincing chemistry between the two leads. Toss in a few memorable supporting performances and a screenplay written by someone who genuinely has a grasp on the mechanics of marriage, and you've got all the ingredients for a good time at the movies. Phil (Carell) and Claire Foster (Fey) may not win the prize for most unpredictable couple on the block, but they're devoted parents and their marriage is as strong as ever. When their best friends break the news that they're getting divorced, Phil and Claire both realize that a break from their usual patterns may be just the thing to add a little excitement to their own marriage. Dressing up for a night on the town, they hit up the hottest new seafood restaurant in Manhattan and quickly realize they should have made a reservation. When the hostess calls the name of another couple who fail to make their presence known, Phil claims the seats and dinner is served. Before the meal is over, however, two thugs accost the couple at their table and ask them to exit the restaurant for a talk. It seems that the couple whose reservation Phil and Claire stole were attempting to blackmail the city's most powerful crime boss, and after narrowly escaping a hail of gunfire, the terrified suburbanites must race to find the evidence that will clear their names. Date Night is one of those comedies that you see the commercials for on television and instantly assume will be a generic mess despite the terrific cast. And with any other actors in the lead, this may well have been the case. Fortunately, everyone involved in the production realized the key to making Date Night a success was to keep things simple, give the two talented leads enough space to find what makes each scene work, and allow them to have a little fun with it. That said, the scripted scenes in which Phil and Claire bond over dinner and work though some of their minor marriage issues do display an honesty that gives the characters genuine depth, and permits the audience to see just how much they really matter to one another. But there's no point in having Carell and Fey as your leads if you don't populate the rest of the cast with actors they can riff with, and co-stars Mark Wahlberg and James Franco in particular shine in their brief yet invigorating supporting roles as a high-tech security specialist and a small-time con artist, respectively. It's their performances that help to divert attention away from Shawn Levy's flaccid direction (even a wild car chase though the streets of Manhattan fails to generate much energy despite the best efforts of editor Dean Zimmerman) and ensure that some of the smallest scenes in Date Night get some of the biggest laughs. So while few would likely argue that Date Night is the kind of comedy that people will be quoting for years to come, those in search of a few hearty laughs are likely to find them in this playful, refreshingly lean tale of mistaken identities.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2010
UPC:
0024543665311
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
27,104

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Includes both the Theatrical Version and Extended Version of the Film; ; Audio Commentary by Director Shawn Levy (Theatrical Version Only); Alternate Scenes; Directing Off-Camera Featurette; Directing 301 Featurette; Public Service Announcements; Gag Reel

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Carell Phil Foster
Tina Fey Claire Foster
Mark Wahlberg Holbrooke
Taraji P. Henson Detective Arroyo
Jimmi Simpson Armstrong
Common Collins
William Fichtner DA Frank Crenshaw
Leighton Meester Katy
J.B. Smoove Cabbie
Kristen Wiig Haley Sullivan
James Franco Taste
Mark Ruffalo Brad Sullivan
Mila Kunis Whippit
Bill Burr Detective Walsh
Jonathan Morgan Heit Oliver Foster
Savannah Argenti Charlotte Foster
Nick Kroll Claw Maitre D'
Olivia Munn Claw Hostess
Gal Gadot Natanya
Lauren Weedman Wendy
Darren Le Gallo Teaneck Waiter
J. Razor Peppermint Hippo Doorman
Gillian Vigman House-Hunting Woman
Cantor Chayim Frenkel House-Hunting Man
Jon Bernthal Young Man
Ari Graynor Young Woman
will.i.am Himself
Sho Brown VIP Thug
Jahnel Curfman Exotic Dancer #1
Stella Angelova Exotic Dancer #2
Joe Starr Miletto Thug #1
Johnnie Cenatiempo Miletto Thug #2
Katie Gill Claw Hottie
Michelle Galdenzi Claw Hottie
Stacey Scowley Book Club Member
Lourdes Regala Book Club Member
Hal Devi VIP Room Bodyguard
Dani Playel VIP Room Dancer #1
Alandrea Martin VIP Room Dancer #3

Technical Credits
Shawn Levy Director,Producer
Steve Artmont Makeup
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Steve Cantamessa Sound Mixer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
Richard Dean Makeup
Nancy Deren Set Decoration/Design
David Gropman Production Designer
Al Hobbs Set Decoration/Design
Donna Isaacson Casting
Josh Klausner Screenwriter
Josh McLaglen Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Tom McNulty Executive Producer
Barry McQueary Special Effects Supervisor
Lauren Polizzi Set Decoration/Design
Billy Rosenberg Associate Producer
Andrew Rowlands Camera Operator
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Marlene Stewart Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Webster Art Director
Dean Zimmerman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Date Night - Extended Version
1. Scene 1 [:23]
2. Scene 2 [:14]
3. Scene 3 [3:59]
4. Scene 4 [4:24]
5. Scene 5 [5:22]
6. Scene 6 [:35]
7. Scene 7 [3:36]
8. Scene 8 [5:06]
9. Scene 9 [5:23]
10. Scene 10 [1:33]
11. Scene 11 [4:58]
12. Scene 12 [3:18]
13. Scene 13 [3:42]
14. Scene 14 [2:48]
15. Scene 15 [1:30]
16. Scene 16 [4:48]
17. Scene 17 [6:46]
18. Scene 18 [1:21]
19. Scene 19 [7:16]
20. Scene 20 [3:11]
21. Scene 21 [3:41]
22. Scene 22 [1:10]
23. Scene 23 [2:24]
24. Scene 24 [:55]
Disc #1, Side B -- Date Night - Theatrical Version
1. Scene 1 [:38]
2. Scene 2 [3:13]
3. Scene 3 [3:32]
4. Scene 4 [3:37]
5. Scene 5 [1:59]
6. Scene 6 [4:55]
7. Scene 7 [3:53]
8. Scene 8 [5:58]
9. Scene 9 [2:42]
10. Scene 10 [2:28]
11. Scene 11 [2:40]
12. Scene 12 [1:07]
13. Scene 13 [4:19]
14. Scene 14 [1:03]
15. Scene 15 [5:06]
16. Scene 16 [7:57]
17. Scene 17 [3:11]
18. Scene 18 [4:32]
19. Scene 19 [1:26]
20. Scene 20 [:06]
21. Scene 21 [2:01]
22. Scene 22 [3:41]
23. Scene 23 [4:49]
24. Scene 24 [2:55]

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Date Night 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Put together two funny people and you are going to get a hilarious movie. This couple has a lag in their relationship and so they go on a date and a whole adventure occurs. Good for the whole family, but more so adults. I laughed the whole time. 5 stars.
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