Saturday, May 1, 2010

MOVIE: Date Night

Funnnnny and fun
Released 4-9-10
PG-13 (1:28)
4-28-10 at El Con with Fran, Sheila, Kate
RT: 67% cag: 87%
Director: Shawn Levy

Steven Carrell and Tina Fey have chemistry. I think they adlib half the movie, and it's a riot. They are a married couple with two children, they work hard, live in a NYC suburb in New Jersey, and love each other. They have a boring "date night" each week, where the next-door neighbor babysits and they go out to a movie, then the same restaurant and have the same meal. Well, they decide to spice it up and go into Manhattan to a new, hard-to-get-into restaurant. Needless to say, they can't get in. So when they hear the hostess calling three or four times for a reservation that no one answers, they take it. And that starts the ball rolling.

What happens is, of course, improbable. But....who cares....?? It's fun and moves quickly and very cute. There's a scene that includes James Franco and Mila Kunis that's really of the best acted funny scenes I've seen in a long time.

Go see it if you just want to laugh. The acting is great. This was a good one.

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