Date Night(2010) review

Synopsis: 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.

Unlike other films Steve Carell has starred in, I thought this one was probably the most I laughed at. I think his other (Namely 40 Year Old Virgin, Get Smart, and Anchorman) exploits weren't as humorous as this. He tends to be a lot more funny when he isn't actually acting, if that makes sense. His 'improv' style is far more effective than say, how he was in Anchorman.

The first half of the film, the chemistry between the two protagonists (Tina Fey, Carell) was pretty much non-existent, but slowly, this became one of the primary plot lines. The gradual transition from the 'distance' between the couple to solidarity of their relationship was really well done; there wasn't a sudden jump into the 'bright-side' of the relationship, making it more effective.

There were moments in the film which I didn't agree with, example being the conjoined cars scene. It seemed quite unnecessary, it became too slapstick-ish.

Other than a few minor negative segments in the film, Date Night was most probably one of Carell's impressive films, Fey once again impressed me.




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