Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Movie Review: Date Night

Rating: PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference

Running Time: 88 minutes

Date Night is a comedy about a married couple that goes out for a night on the town and end up in the middle of a dangerous yet hilarious case of mistaken identities.

Steve Carell and Tina Fey really show off their comedic skills in this movie. What's interesting is that there seems to be more plot than just slapstick humor which was a nice surprise. There are lots of funny jokes about marriage and communication, but I'm not sure if a teenager would find them as funny because they can't relate to the marital circumstances.

Look At Your Shoe Moments:
Some of the characters are dressed pretty scandalously with skimpy outfits. One of the ongoing jokes is that Mark Wahlberg's character won't put on a shirt so you see him shirtless throughout. Towards the end of the film there is a long scene is a dance club that includes a lot of lady dancers barely wearing anything. The two main characters also perform a very sexual dance that lasts quite a while. Just a quick FYI, there are sexual jokes and swearing throughout the film that could cause some viewers to be uncomfortable too.

What I liked about the movie is that it made you laugh a lot, the trailer didn't give too much away or show all the funniest parts, and they had some nice sentiments about marriage without being too sappy. Often movies make a noticeable switch in tone when they try to get preachy about the topic, but Date Night subtly includes them throughout.

Overall I think you could save the extra cash and WAIT make DATE NIGHT a DVD Night.

Additional Websites:

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IMDb Page


  1. Thanks Sean... I really wanted to see this but on your advice I will wait for the DVD! Love these reviews! Sandy G.

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