Excerpt: Equipment used for review: Sharp LC-46SB57UN 46" 120Hz 1080p LCD (24fps), Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Receiver, Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1, & LG BH200 Super Blu Cast/Crew Info: Steve Carell as Phil Foster Tina Fey as Claire Foster Mark Wahlberg as Grant Holbrooke Taraji P. Henson as Detective Arroyo Jimmi Simpson as Armstrong Common as Collins William Fichtner as DA Frank Crenshaw Leighton Meester as Katy Kristen Wiig as Haley Sullivan Mark Ruffalo as Brad Sullivan James Franco as Taste...
Summary: Greetings again from the darkness. Most married couples can probably relate to the grind of a life absorbed with work and parenting. Sometimes the fantasy turns into having a quiet moment of solitude. Heck, even "date night" can devolve into just another responsibility tacked on at the end of a long week. This is the premise for director Shawn Levy's film. The best part? It doesn't matter at all.
Using the likability of Steve and Tina well enough
10 April 2010
Summary: Predictable? Sure, this ain't a comedy that pretends to be more than a vehicle for the comedic abilities of the very likable Tina Fey and the sometimes over-the-top (but not so much in this movie) Steve Carrell. Aside from the surprising cameos in this show, there aren't much surprises. This is one of those movies where there's a couple that's been in a somewhat fixed circle of boredom in their lives. Heck, even their regular date nights have been very predictable.