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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Date Night (2010)

What is it about?

A married couple afraid of becoming boring and routine, attempt to have a spontaneous and romantic evening. Instead, they end up in a case of mistaken identity that turn their date night into a thrill.

Who is in it?

Steve Carrell - Phil Foster

Tina Fey - Claire Foster

Mark Wahlberg - Holbrooke Grant

Taraji Henson - Detective Arroyo


Favorite Scene:

After the Foster's realize they need to find the real Triplehorns, Claire takes them to Holbrooke's apartment for some help. Holbrooke, in private security, does not wear a shirt, and makes Phil feel insecure. 

Favorite Quote: 

Phil Foster: [after seeing all of Holbrooke's security technology] Wow! Where'd you get all this stuff?
Holbrooke: Radio Shack.
Phil Foster: Seriously?
Holbrooke: [laughing] No, Phil, not seriously!
[to Claire]
Holbrooke: What's wrong with him? 

Phil Foster: [imitating Holbrooke in a raspy voice, talking to the dirty cops through the intercom] Hey. Hey, yo, yo. I'll be down in a minute. I'm having sex. I'm getting busy.
Holbrooke: Is that supposed to be me? Or is that, like, Fat Albert or somebody? 

Review: 

Date Night is a really fun film. It has a very unique and interesting plot that has the perfect actors in Tina Fey and Steve Carrell to portray the boring suburban couple stuck in a big city problem. The film is never boring, and never takes a scene off as it portrays the journey of the couple's night. 

What really makes Date Night a good film is it's subtle and unforced humor, that is perfected in delivery by Carrell and Fey. Some of it, surely ad-lib, was the perfect type of humor in the film. The Foster's really come off as a boring couple with boring qualities which comes out during intense moments. 

Date Night is not a blockbuster in terms if dialogue, academy award performance, or even a film to tap your imagination, but it makes up for it with simplicity in staying the course and simply being fun.

All in all, Date Night is a good movie if your looking for a good laugh and for 88 minutes to unwind.

Grade: 3/5

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