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The past couple times I’ve gone to the movies I’ve seen a trailer for a movie with Steve Carell and Tina Fey (who, in my humble opinion are two of the funniest people on the planet). The movie is called “Date Night” and is about your normal average married couple who head out for a date. Except – this time they get a little wacky and take someone else’s reservation at a super crowded and super posh restaurant. This leads to a little case of mistaken identity and a night filled with action and adventure including breaking and entering, a car chase, a shootout and a showdown with an underworld boss at a strip club. Husband and wife come out of the adventure with some scratches and also with their ardor renewed! See? It’s the perfect Date Night Movie!
“It’s a bit of shock therapy for their marriage,” Carell says. “They’re content and sort of placid, and they need to stir things up.”
That sense of contentment, Carell and Fey stressed in interviews, was crucial when they decided to take the roles. “It was important that we wouldn’t be awful to each other,” Fey said. “The comedy wasn’t that they hated each other. They’re in love.” At the same time, she added, “you do sometimes wonder, ‘Do I have it in me to do anything exciting again?’ ”
The movie’s big theme is teamwork, and its centerpiece is a squealing car chase in which Steve Carell (Phil) drives a taxicab attached grille to grille with a sports car driven by Tina Fey (Claire).
Go see the movie with your honey (or your girls!) – it opens up tomorrow night – April 9th!