Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Date Night

Date Night is one of the laziest movies I have ever seen. It has an insultingly stupid script, the most obvious mainstream musical choices for the soundtrack, and it completely forgoes substance in favor of popular Film/Television actors and actresses distracting the viewers from the uninspired story and filming choices. Luckily for Date Night, they hired very charismatic, up for anything, actors and actress.

Steve Carell and Tina Fey have such a natural chemistry that you can't but help root for them. As insulting as the premise is, that suburbia is the doomed place that boring married people go (and the city in turn is the place of danger and excitement), Carell and Fey manage to overcome that most of the time. And to their benefit, they are constantly surrounded by other great comedic actors like Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, and J.B. Smoove who add some spice to all their scenes they are in. Franco and Kunis in particular have show-stealing scene as a pair of criminals that Carell and Fey are confused for.

In no way would I recommend spending money on this movie, but it's been all over HBO recently so if you are looking for an easy movie to watch, there are worst ways to spend your time.

Rating: 5/10

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