Date Night is about an ordinary couple, Claire Foster (Tina Fey) and Phil Foster (Steve Carell), who live a normal repetitious life. They wake up, get the kids ready for school, go to work and go to bed. Then the same thing happens the next day. The only day worth looking forward to is “date night,” when they go out to eat at a nice restaurant. So, while enjoying another one of their dates, they decide to go to a different more lively restaurant to be adventurous. Only to find out that they can’t get in because the restaurant is packed, they decide to take a couple’s reservation and enjoy the evening. The Foster’s are having a great time, laughing over taking someone’s reservation, when two dangerous looking men confront them. The two men think that the Foster’s are actually the other couple that had the reservation they took. They force the Foster’s outside to retrieve an important device and threaten to end their lives if it is not given. The Foster’s escape, which starts a comedic wild goose chase to find them. Claire and Phil always hope for a little more adventure to keep the marriage going but they never expected this. From car chasing to gun shooting, this is a night they will never forget.
First and forth most, I would like to say that the casting of Steve Carell and Tina Fey was a stoke of genius. They make such a great comedic pair, from their wacky on-screen conversations to their hilarious improvising. When Phil Foster screams, “That’s a kill shot,” when one of the dangerous men pointed the gun at him, I was rolling on the floor with laughter. I love their chemistry. I have seen many films and it’s not easy to convince an audience that a couple is a couple. Meaning that the on-screen couple have to be believable enough that they might be actually dating. Tina Fey is not only beautiful, but she is hilarious and is a great pair with Steve Carell. Such as a moment when they have to perform a sexy dance to get on the Governor’s good side to obtain valuable information. The story line was very entertaining in depicting the routine life that transforms to an adrenaline rushed adventure. Great movie to end a great date night!