Monday April 19th 2010
Date Night is a refreshingly original romantic comedy, that takes a seemingly conventional marriage-gone-wrong scenario and blends it with an action-packed thriller to create something entirely new. Carell and Fey both defy what could be seen as typecasting to portray the troubled couple with an endearing subtlety and they’re supported by a wealth of familiar faces (Mark Wahlberg, James Franco and Mila Kunis to name but three) whose minor roles add humour, charm and coherence at times when the movie could have potentially lost its way. All in all, it’s an amazing film and easily the best thing to come out of Hollywood in 2010.
Oh shit, wait a minute. None of that’s true.