Saturday, April 10, 2010
Date Night is a movie you do not go to see for its incredible plot line. The plot is already known. The outcome is already figured out. The happy ending is obvious the moment you sit down in the comfy theater seat. You see this movie for its two leads: Steve Carell and Tina Fey. They are two of the most talented comedic actors on TV and together they are hilarious.
The movie is at its best when they are obviously left alone to ad lib and play. The audience knows they are having fun on screen and it translates to some memorable lines. The cameos in the film are numerous with the funniest being JB Smoove.
Again, the actual plot is as loose and foggy as they come. The obligatory scene in which the leads get serious and work out their personal issues amid the chaos around them is quick and somewhat believable. Ignore all of it. The funny is with Steve and Tina bringing their A games to the table. Sit back and watch Michael Scott and Liz Lemon as real people in ridiculous situations. Put your brain's common sense on hold and enjoy.
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