Monday, May 3, 2010

Movie Monday - The Perfect Date Movie

Date Night

Released: April 9, 2010

Written by: Josh Klausner

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consist of them taking care of their children and going to work and coming home and going to bed. But they find time to have a date night wherein they go out and spend some time together. When another couple they know announce that they're separating because they're in a rut, Phil feels that he and Claire could be too. So when date night comes Phil decides to do something different. So they go into the city and try to get into a new popular restaurant. But when it's full and still wanting to do this, Phil decides to take the reservation of a couple who doesn't show up. While they're having dinner two men approach them and instruct them to stand up and go with them. They think the men are with the restaurant and want to talk to them about taking someone else's reservation. But it appears the couple whose reservation they took crossed someone and the two men work for this person. The men are after something, but whatever it is they don't have it.

This was a funny movie and consequentially I was on a pseudo-date when I saw it so it was more than fitting.

I fully enjoyed the plot, which was more than interesting, and the comedic moments were always coming at you. In fact, there was really only one scene within the movie where things were serious and actual issues were addressed.

Tina Fey and Steve Carrel were comedic gold together on a film and I would really like to see them collaborate again on another movie. They had such chemistry together that it was completely believable that they were married with kids and living in the New Jersey suburbs. They also just worked well off of each other and their banter was hilarious.

This is a movie that I will definitely want to see again and maybe even purchase when it comes out on DVD. I’m giving it a 9/10.

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