Dir. by Shawn Levy - 1 hr. 28 min.
by Clayton Hollifield
Only you know whether or not seeing Steve Carell and Tina Fey starring together in a movie sounds like a really good idea. To me, yeah, that's a pretty easy sell. Even when the scenario is pretty stock (TM Lars Ulrich) - fish-out-of-water? Bickering couple? Who question their relationship, but eventually re-affirm it? You know literally every plot point before you've even started watching, but the beauty of comedies is that it really is about the journey, and not the destination. Every once in a while, you get a comedy that really transcends (like "Groundhog Day," for instance), but most comedians' careers are built upon movies like this one, movies that put your favorite stars in familiar situations and let them do their thing. On that account, this one is not a home-run, it's a ground rule double. If you like Carell and Fey, you're going to enjoy this one. "Date Night" is not likely to be a career highlight, but if I was bored and it came on TV, I probably wouldn't change the channel.
3 / 5 - DVD