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Date Night (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  9 April 2010 (USA)
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In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.



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Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consists 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 instructs 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 ... Written by

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una noche fuera de serie  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,207,599 (USA) (9 April 2010)


$98,711,404 (USA) (3 September 2010)

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Cameo: Jason Jones and Samantha Bee from The Daily Show (where Steve Carell got his break) are the couple that the Fosters try to convince to give them money by explaining all that's happened to them. See more »


When Phil is climbing up the ladder after driving into the water with the cab, we can clearly see that the now missing piece, floating in the water, of the railing, was never a part of the original. See more »


[first lines]
Oliver Foster: [early morning] Dad? Mom? Can I have breakfast?
Phil Foster: Honey, don't move.
Charlotte Foster: [running in] Mommy! Daddy! Pile driver!
[jumps on mom]
Charlotte Foster: I love you!
Claire Foster: How do you have so many knees?
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Crazy Credits

There are outtakes at the beginning and the end of the end credits. See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: The Spy Who Learned Me (2012) See more »


Heartbreak Warfare
Written and Performed by John Mayer
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Funny and Heartwarming
9 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tina Fey + Steve Carell = A funny and surprisingly heartwarming film. Their on-screen chemistry is very good. They play the role as parents pretty well.

"Date Night" is a movie about a couple, named the Fosters, who are running in the biggest rut of their life. They want to spark it up, and decide that one night they will change up the routine.

What follows is a nice mix of comedy and inner conflict. The moments of heart-to-heart talk seriously reminded me of a John Hughes-like-film. Both Tina Fey and Steve Carell showed another aspect to their acting. Date Night has many of the traits I enjoy in a comedy with a good balance of laughs and sentimental value.

The diner scene at the end could pull some of the biggest tears out of the most emotionless scum on the earth. It was adorable and I could feel the relationship the Fosters were experiencing. Kudos, to the writers for masterfully writing some emotional dialog.

Overall, Date Night is a very enjoyable film.

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