Two of the funniest people in Hollywood today getting together for a movie had the potential to be a classic.  While I wouldn’t say “Date Night” was unforgettable, it was a fun way to spend an evening.

Although they weren’t as natural together as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, there was certainly some good chemistry between Steve Carell and Tina Fey.  It didn’t seem like they were two stars thrown into a movie, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the two were friends having met on an NBC backlot between the filming of their respective Thursday night shows.

I thought Mark Wahlberg did a good job with an understated performance in a role which didn’t require much from him.  Unless you’re a big fan of Mark Wahlberg or you enjoy watching men with their abs showing, don’t factor him into your decision on whether or not to watch this movie.  Some of his scenes were highlights from the film, though.

I’m not necessarily a fan of James Franco, especially when he plays characters like the one he was cast as for this movie.  Most people I know enjoy Franco’s work, so I’m likely in the minority with that opinion.  I think he and Mila Kunis are only in the film for four minutes, and if you’ve seen the previews for Date Night you’ve basically seen what those two have to offer.

The script was decent.  It wasn’t written to be as funny as The Office or 30 Rock, and while I don’t remember laughing much during the film, I remember it being a comedy roller-coaster of sorts which didn’t rely on trying to make you laugh.

I’d go so far as to say that teenage viewers probably won’t appreciate this film and would consider it a letdown.  Folks who have been married at least a couple years are likely to enjoy it as much as I did.


Instantly watch from thousands of TV episodes & movies streaming from Netflix. Try Netflix for FREE!