Monday, 17 June 2013

Review - Date Night

Date Night - When husband and wife Phil and Claire Foster, go out one night for a date to an expensive restaurant in New York city, they're identities get mixed up. It doesn't take long for the bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening, to turn into something more thrilling and life threatening.

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a nice, and relaxing weekend. Welcome to the newest film review by me Dr Film, which is hilarious comedy 'Date Night' mainly starring Steve Carrell and Tina Fey.

'Date Night' was first released in the US on the 9th of April 2010, and came out later that month in the UK on the 21st of April 2010. It is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-Ray and to download off Itunes.

SPOILER ALERT: Though I am aware people have seen this film, It is my job as a film blogger to warn those who haven't seen 'Date Night' that I will be revealing spoilers throughout the course of this review. If you haven't seen 'Date Night' yet and don't want things to be spoiled, then you should turn away now.

'Date Night' is a hilarious, fresh, new American comedy that I'm happy that everyone can share.  It does have the same effects of 'Anchorman' though, once you watch it a few times, some of the laughter wears off and things just aren't funny anymore because you know what's going to happen.

I first came into this with a completely open mind, I had no idea what this film was or what it was about. but I sat down and watched it from start to finish, laughing and being entertained the whole way through. In my opinion though, The film is much more enjoyable if you watch the extended cut version, on the DVD. Simply because there are scenes which they show on the DVD that they don't on when they show the film on television.

The Film is basically about a married couple, Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) Foster who are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consists of an automatic system of them taking care of their children and going to work and coming home and going to bed.

But when they find time to have a date night wherein they go out for one night of the week and spend some time together as a couple. When another couple they know announce that they're separating, Phil feels that he and Claire might be too.

So when date night comes Phil decides to do something different, and a bit more adventurous. So they go into the city and try to get into a new popular restaurant. But when it's full and has no spaces, whilst still wanting to do this, Phil decides without thinking to take the reservation of a couple who doesn't show up.

While they're having dinner two men approach them and instructs them to stand up and go with them. They think the men are with the restaurant and want to talk to them about taking someone else's reservation. But it appears the couple whose reservation they took crossed someone and the two men work for. The men are after a flash drive which Phil and Claire don't have.

They spend the rest of the film, trying to uncover events and clear they're names, so they can go home.

As the night goes on, the couple get closer and closer to discovering the truth. events then result up to the dramatic ending scene on the roof, where Phil proves to Claire that he's more than just a dork and that he can surprise her.

This film is filled with American guest stars, some were quite familiar faces to me. you got people like : Mark Wahlberg,Mark Ruffalo,James Franco,Mila Kunis and Kristen Wiig. It was very much jam packed with guest stars playing small parts, just so people can familiarize themselves with the people more than the character that their playing.

In all fairness, I don't have an awful lot to say about 'Date Night' not really, other than the fact that It's a comedy, It's an American comedy, there is lots of mayhem and running around. To which I say, that's not bad thing, but I think that so much happens in such a short space of time, but it's stretched out so well, that there's always a break between action sequences, and action sequences in a comedy are not as hard hitting as the ones in an action thriller.


Steve Carell was fantastic. but as I said before, the man's a comedy genius so I couldn't expect any less of him.

Tina Fey was good as well, I really liked her performance, I know her character could come across to people as being quite irritating. I didn't have any problems with Tina Fey, I thought she did an okay job. I thought she worked well with Steve Carell, the two of them got on very well. They worked as a 'fake' couple.

So if your having a night in, and you don't know what to watch, I would definitely say give 'Date Night' a watch. It's only 1 hour and 28 minutes. It's not that long a film. If you watch it the first time around you really embrace the laughter and it's a very enjoyable film.

And for that reason, I'm going to give 'Date Night' a 6/10

Thank you for reading this review

NEXT TIME : I will review a dark,anger filled-  revenge story. Gerad Butler plays a man who sets out to get revenge against the men who murdered his family, and the people who denied him justice in 'Law Abiding Citizen'.

I will post that review on Wednesday the 19th of June 2013. 

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