Date Night: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow Entertainment
It comics Steve Carell and Tina Fey team up in this comedy about mistaken
They're Phil and Claire Foster - a NY
husband and wife whose suburban lives have been besieged by the mundanities of
two point four children; for whom each day is a series of routines - including
their Date Night which sees them ordering the same dishes week in, week out.
So, shocked by the news one of their favourite couples
is about to divorce, Phil decides to shake things up to prevent their marriage
from being the next casualty.
On the spur of the
moment, he takes Claire to a swanky Manhattan restaurant and refusing to give in
because he doesn't have a reservation, takes someone else's.
However, that's when the problems start and they become embroiled in
the world of Manhattan's gangsters.
Date Night has a great cast and there's something about Steve Carell and his
deadpan delivery which can leave me in tears; equally Tina Fey goes a long way
to convincing me that she's actually funny.
But unfortunately this caper doesn't quite work as a story and I don't know
exactly what went wrong with it; it's not a bad film, it's just a bit lacking
that 5% magic that needs to make it gel.
That said Date Night remains a fairly disposable piece of fun film for a
relatively entertaining date night in.