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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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Shawn Levy

Writer:

Josh Klausner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Phil Foster
Tina Fey ... Claire Foster
Mark Wahlberg ... Holbrooke
Taraji P. Henson ... Detective Arroyo
Jimmi Simpson ... Armstrong
Common ... Collins
William Fichtner ... DA Frank Crenshaw
Leighton Meester ... Katy
J.B. Smoove ... Cabbie
Kristen Wiig ... Haley Sullivan
Mark Ruffalo ... Brad Sullivan
James Franco ... Taste
Mila Kunis ... Whippit
Bill Burr ... Detective Walsh
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Oliver Foster
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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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Tonight, the Fosters are going to get some action... See more »


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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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Trivia

Common played another corrupt cop in Street Kings (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene with the taxicab and Audi stuck together, you see Holbrooke's Audi smash into several cars. If you pay close attention, you can see that the left front tire and wheel is destroyed after impact. In the very next scene, the Audi is seen with all four wheels intact. The same thing occurs a bit earlier in the scene, with the right rear tire and wheel being destroyed. See more »

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[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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References Days of Thunder (1990) See more »

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Love Gun
Written by CeeLo Green (as Thomas Callaway), Terrence Simpkins, Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Performed by CeeLo Green (as Cee-Lo) featuring Lauren Bennett
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Lauren Bennett appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(contains a sample of "77 Sunset Strip")
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Why Steve Carrell and Tina Fey are Comic Royalty
17 April 2010 | by 3xHCCHSee 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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9 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,207,599, 11 April 2010

Gross USA:

$98,711,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,263,880
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2.35 : 1
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