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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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Storyline

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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Some Dates End With a Bang. 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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Mark Whalberg and Mila Kunis have both appeared in Ted (2012) See more »

Goofs

In the rooftop scene towards the end of the film, the detective tells the cops to take the DA and Joe Miletto away, in this scene you see her face and their heads turning as they are being led away. However, in the next shot the DA is still facing her. This also happens again when Collins and Armstrong are being led away, in the first shot you them turn but in the next one Collins is still looking at the detective. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Spin City (1996) See more »

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Stone
Written by Theresa Williams (as T. Williams) & Russel Hergert (as R. Hergert)
Performed by Terry Lynn
Courtesy of Last Gang Records/Phree Music
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Using the likability of Steve and Tina well enough
10 April 2010 | by abeciprianoSee all my reviews

Predictable? Sure, this ain't a comedy that pretends to be more than a vehicle for the comedic abilities of the very likable Tina Fey and the sometimes over-the-top (but not so much in this movie) Steve Carrell.

Aside from the surprising cameos in this show, there aren't much surprises. This is one of those movies where there's a couple that's been in a somewhat fixed circle of boredom in their lives. Heck, even their regular date nights have been very predictable.

Steve and Tina are the Fosters; upon finding out that one of their closest couple friends are splitting up, they try to spice things up by having a date in the city. In a case of mistaken identity, their would-be date night winds up an action-filled, sometimes funny evening. Except for a few scenes, this movie isn't anything innovative; but it's still nice to see Steve and Tina play likable characters.

The producers of this flick know what they have in these two actors, and the movie is enough to give their comedic and acting chops (nothing like Steve's nice acting ability in Dan in Real Life) a little flexing. With this knowledge, I still recommend this movie to those who want to enjoy a little break from the action-3D-filled movies out there now. A little date with your significant other watching this movie would be good.


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Language:

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Release Date:

9 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

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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