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Date Night (2010)

 -  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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,272,405 (UK) (23 April 2010)

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$98,711,404 (USA) (3 September 2010)
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In-jokes and obscure references: When Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) return to the restaurant claiming to be friends of Will i Am they mistakenly call him Sam i Am. This is a reference to LA hip-hop producer Samiyam, who Collins (Common) is known to be a fan of. See more »

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When Phil stands to escape the book club meeting, his mic cord is visible, coming from behind is right knee. See more »

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Haley Sullivan: And he knows that if I have five glasses of wine, I'm gonna try to make out with a black guy.
Claire Foster: You're still doing that, huh?
Haley Sullivan: Yes!
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Moving On
Written and Performed by Morgan Page
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Why Steve Carrell and Tina Fey are Comic Royalty
17 April 2010 | by (Quezon City, Philippines) – See all my reviews

My wife and I spent our date night on "Date Night." Starring two of the funniest people in the American film industry makes this a must-see. And we were not wrong.

The Fosters are a typical middle-income suburban couple with two hyperactive kids. One night, they decide to spice up their date night by going to The Claw, a posh Manhattan restaurant. Desperate for a table, they claim the reservation of a no-show couple called the Tripplehorns (a hilarious homage to the actress Jeanne!). Once that die was cast, the Fosters were then plunged into a night of mistaken identity, crooked cops, double-crossing crooks and blackmail. Of course with Carrell and Fey as the Fosters, this nightmarish scenario becomes a fun rollicking madcap all-night adventure!

Witty lines and zingy one-liners are thrown between these two, and the numerous name actors who make supporting appearances. These include the perpetually shirtless Mark Wahlberg (though that joke did wear thin after a while), and a gruff and dirty James Franco (whose shouting match with Carrell is classic!). The funniest scenes involve two hooked up cars in a frenetic car chase in downtown New York, and a psychedelic dance floor with a pole. Those two LOL scenes alone are worth the price of admission!

With the talents and goodwill of the two lead stars, I am pretty sure "Date Night" will be liked by most audiences. There are a couple of scenes with heartfelt discussions about married life as well in there. This is indeed a perfect movie for a fun date night.


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