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14th May 2010

Summary:

Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in a husband-and-wife comedy where a dangerous case of mistaken identity leads to unexpected adventure - and rekindled romance.

Claire Foster (Tina Fey) and her husband Phil (Steve Carell) are a suburban couple who slog through their daily lives and try to make the best of their marriage. Even their regular 'date nights' of dinner and a movie have become just another routine. In an attempt to reignite the marital spark, they visit a trendy Manhattan bistro, but fail to get a table. In desperation, they pretend to be another couple - the Trippelhorns - who haven't turned up. This turns out to be a big mistake when two scary gangsters turn up looking for the Trippelhorns. As their date becomes a night they'll never forget, Claire and Phil take an unexpected walk on the wild side, and begin to remember what made them so special together in the first place.

Review:

At 88 minutes, the movie is not long, it just feels long.

Based on the outtakes during the credits, the cast and crew had more laughs then the audience. There are some laughs early, mouth guard and slow motor boat are good for a chuckle, but the movie fails the test of a comedy as it is not funny.

The club scene pole dance sequence is an embarrassment to the actors. A very talented cast deserves better material.

The interiors are dark and it's night so there isn't much light. It is a relief when the sun comes out on the front lawn for the fun last scene.

Unless you are desperate for popcorn, don't waste your date night on this one.