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
Eight years before this movie, in 2002, Ray Liotta and William Fichtner both worked together in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Liotta did the voice of the game's protagonist, Tommy Vercetti, while Fichtner provided the voice of his lawyer Ken Rosenberg. Fichtner's character, Frank Crenshaw, may possibly be based on Rosenberg; as they are both lawyers. While Liotta's character, Joe Miletto, might possibly be based on Vercetti; as they are both crime bosses. See more »
Mark Wahlberg's character is named Holbrooke Grant. However, when Claire looks up his name, she searches for "Holbrooke, Grant." This would make his name Grant Holbrooke rather than Holbrooke Grant. See more »
Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire Foster (Tina Fey) are afraid that their marriage is growing stale upon hearing that their friends are getting a divorce. When they're at a hip restaurant in the city, they steal the reservation of the Tripplehorns. It turns out that a couple of corrupt cops are looking for the Tripplehorns and now they think the Fosters are them.
This is way too serious. The situations are way too dangerous. It's hard to laugh at this at times. The movie's tone is all over the place. Sometimes, the leads get to play with a funny Mila Kunis and James Franco pairing. Then they have a outrageous shootout with the scary corrupt cops (Jimmi Simpson, Common). I love Carell and Fey. They are fun together. But they don't have much of a chance when things turn dangerous. At least they seem to have fun in the outtakes.
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