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Date Night (Blu-ray Review)

31 Jul, 2010 By: Angelique Flores

Street 8/10/10
Box Office $98.5 million
$29.98 DVD,  $39.99 Blu-ray
Rated ‘PG-13’ for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference.

Stars Steve Carell, Tina Fey.

It’s hard not to have high expectations for the pairing of Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Date Night certainly fulfilled them for me.

The two comedians play married couple Claire and Phil Foster, two smart, successful working parents of two kids. They’re afraid of ending up like their friends, a couple who are divorcing because they are tired of the monotony of their marriage.

To spice things up, Claire and Phil go into the city to have dinner at a new, trendy restaurant. They decide to snag a table by posing as the Tripplehorns, who didn’t show up for their reservation. The bad news is the Triplehorns are mixed up in some shady dealings, and the Fosters end up in the middle of it.

From there Claire and Phil’s date night ends up taking them exactly where they want: out of the monotony of their everyday lives.

Fey and Carell are their usual hilarious selves, especially funny during the strip scene at the Peppermint Hippo and the visits with the ever-shirtless Holbrooke (Mark Wahlberg).

While the rest of the supporting cast was great, James Franco as Taste and Mila Kunis as Whippit are perfect foils to Fey and Carell.

The bonus material, which is just as funny as the film, includes some outlandish alternate takes, a gag reel, fake PSAs about the benefits of having a date night, a featurette about directing off camera and another behind-the-scenes featurette.

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