Movie Reviewz: Date Night

Tonights review, Date Night directed by Shawn Levey. Written by Josh Klausner. Starring Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Ray Liotta.

Phil and Claire Foster are a married couple with two who’s life seems to repeat itself everyday. Phil, a Tax Advisor and Claire, a Realtor, go out once a week on a “Date Night” at a local restaurant. When they both hear about a couple they’ve known for years – played by a bearded Mark Ruffalo and Kristen Wiig – is breaking up, they decide to spice things up and go to New York City on their Date Night. They try to get into a trendy seafood restaurant called Claw where the unhelpful Maître d’ tells them to wait at the bar. When they hear a waitress shouting the name Triplehorn, Phil takes the table after no one answers. Halfway through their meal, two men – named Collins and Armstrong –  come to the table and ask them to step outside. They do so and the men start to accuse the couple of stealing a flash drive of some sort they stole from mobster Joe Milleto play by Ray Liotta. The two men believe they are the Fosters and that they go by the alias Triplehorn. Phil, without think, tells the two men that the flash drive is hidden in Central Park…

I didn’t like this movie. You’d think that the two of the best comedians in the world right now in one movie would be awesome. I wasn’t entertained for the running time 88 minutes more then 3 times. It felt like they wrote a 50 page script and stretched it out as long as they could. Jokes were over used and got old fast. The ending was idiotic also. I really wanted to like this movie. It’s a shame I didn’t.

5/10

-james

EDIT – 4.13.2010

After letting this movie sink in for awhile, I have started to like it much more.

7/10

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  1. Nice blog by the way.
    I was disappointed too, partly because I watched the trailer a few days before, thus ruining the whole plot and most of the funny parts.

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