Tina Fey and Steve Carell together in a movie – what more could you possibly want? With a wonderful cast, Date Night is probably the funniest film I have seen in a long while.
Fey and Carell play the Fosters, who live a pretty mundane suburban life. After finding that their friends are splitting up, the Fosters decide to live a little wild for their date night: they take the dinner reservation belonging to the Tripplehorns.
Cue mistaken identity, corrupt police and a lot of running.
I loved how each character the Fosters encounter think that taking another couple’s dinner reservation is such a despicable thing to do – more so than being chased by corrupt police who are out to kill them.
With a joke practically every minute I was laughing like a hyena. The plot moves along at a good pace, the slapstick does not breech cringey, and the lines are delivered wonderfully.
Fey and Carell are both gems, especially in a very entertaining dance scene.
Actors playing minor characters are neither underplayed nor overplayed, as is most often the cases, but just right. Mila Kunis and James Franco, the real Tripplehorns, only have the one scene but are hilarious in it!
So, as you can probably tell: I loved the film! Kudos to director Shawn Levy and writer Josh Klausner for making a wonderful film that I plan on seeing again and again.
And on that note, I shall go.