The laughs last longer with the Date Night Extended Edition, which includes a never-before-seen version of the film with hilarious added footage not shown in theaters!
Steve Carell and Tina Fey are “a match made in comedy heaven” (Ben Lyons, E!) in this uproarious adventure about an ordinary couple in the right place...on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off a n outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters’ “date night” turns into a wild ride they’ll never forget!
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Fey and Carell are better than this, but when the other options in the action-romcom territory include such efforts as The Bounty Hunter, who's complaining?
Its slapstick story of a married couple enduring outrageous fortune offers a lot of laughs, a bit of romance and plenty for either sex to relate to.
Carell and Fey really are like Fred and Ginger, so smooth and sure-footed in their comic grace(lessness) and timing.
A very mild recommendation, only because the immensely funny and appealing stars outshine the pedestrian material. Their respective sitcoms are funnier and more sophisticated than this movie.
In the hands of, say, a Greg Kinnear and a Sarah Jessica Parker, the thing could be a disaster. It's not. Not by a long shot.
What comes as a welcome surprise is how Date Night manages to make sport of romantic movie conventions without being mean about them.