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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
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 »
In the Audi, after Clair and Phil escape from Holbrooke's house they are talking, the position of Claire's seat-belt changes multiple times; from being above her dress strap to being under it. See more »
Why is it so bright out here? It's supposed to be dark and seedy. Give a 40 year old stripper-slash-mom a break.
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There are outtakes at the beginning and the end of the end credits. See more »
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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