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Date Night

Rated PG-13 88 min. 2010

Tina Fey and Steve Carell star in this slapstick about a couple whose regular date night turns awry when they are mistaken for a couple of blackmailers while dining out. It turns out that their marriage could use a little freshening up and with a conveniently placed plot twist, the self-described "boring" couple gets a taste of New York City's fast and furious underworld of crime (Ray Liotta, James Franco and Mila Kunis make cameos as the riff-raff). But the magnetic pull of the film doesn't exist in its borrowed plot (an ounce of Hitchcock's North-by-Northwest mistaken identity conundrum and a sprinkle of Arthur Hiller's The Out of Towners, shaken and stirred) or the smash-mouth action editing. Instead, Fey and Carell's rhythmic flow supplies the charm as the two entertainers add spice (and flash; the film's end involves a stripper pole) to an otherwise tepid feature.

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Director: Shawn Levy

Writer: Josh Klausner

Producer: Shawn Levy

Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Common, William Fichtner, Leighton Meester, J.B. Smoove and Kristen Wiig


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