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Comedy - Family

Date Night (2010)

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Phil and Claire are a couple in a rut, who little else than go to work, look after their children and fall into bed. Having sex is no more than a distant memory, however they have initiated a “Date Night” where they go out to dinner somewhere. To do something more exciting they go to an upmarket restaurant in the city, but to get a table they have to pretend pretend to be a missing couple, the Triplehorns. Unbeknown to them the couple they are pretending to be are being chased by gunmen trying to recover a memory stick, forcing them to go on the run.


The couple dash about in the city being chased by the criminals, and sometimes being shot at. There are car chases, at times when their borrowed Audi is attached to a taxi, with entertaining results. They visit underworld locations and a strip club, although there is no nudity however the secirity consultant they visit never puts his shirt on. There is a bit of bad language and a bit of drinking.

A View This is really a one trick pony which might not have worked with main characters other than Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It works because they are fun; it was quite well liked by the critics and probably made a bit of money. Worth a watch for nothing if you enjoy comedies.
Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Director Shawn Levy
Writers/Script Josh Klausner
Starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Common, William Fichtner, Kristen Wiig, Mark Ruffalo, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Nick Kroll, Gal Gadot, Will.i.am
Additional Info It is now almost impossible to look at Mark Wahlberg without his recently publicised (2018) crazy fitness routine beign brought to mind.


About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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