Date Night

  • 15
  • Shawn Levy (2010)
  • US
  • 84 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) keeps the action wacky and tight in this outrageous - yet plausible - comedy. Tina Fey (Baby Mama, 30 Rock) and Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin) are hilarious as the married couple whose little white lie transforms a romantic "date night" into a hysterically hellish evening of endless mayhem. Twistily plotted while also subtly knowing, this has nimble wisecracks with which couples everywhere can readily identify among the action and slapstick. The comic chemistry between Fey and Carell couldn't be better, but Mark Wahlberg very nearly steals the show as the security expert who doesn't seem to own a shirt. Although Date Night packs in a little more action than is strictly necessary, Carell and Fey go some way to making it a new Thin Man - a bright, snappy screwball comedy featuring a very funny married couple.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Married couple Phil and Claire Foster plan a visit to a swanky Manhattan restaurant, but on arrival discover it is fully booked. In a desperate effort to get a table they claim to be the Tripplehorns, a couple who haven't taken up their reservation. But the no-show diners have some shady acquaintances and Phil and Claire's little deception leads to a night of mayhem.

Cast and crew


Claire Foster
Tina Fey
Phil Foster
Steve Carell
Mark Wahlberg
Detective Arroyo
Taraji P Henson
Jimmi Simpson
Mila Kunis
Leighton Meester
James Franco
Haley Sullivan
Kristen Wiig
Joe Miletto
Ray Liotta
Brad Sullivan
Mark Ruffalo
DA Frank Crenshaw
William Fichtner
Will i am
Will i am


Shawn Levy

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Swearing and sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 16 Apr 2010
Certificate 15

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