The premise may not sound like anything special, but Date Night turns out to be an extremely funny and rather sweet screwball comedy.
Phil and Claire Foster (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) are a typical boring couple from New Jersey. They decide to hire a babysitter and go into New York City to have a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant. Due to an improbable sequence of events they end up having a hair-raising adventure involving gangsters, dirty cops and a variety of New York City lowlifes.
I’m going to resist the temptation to give any more details. Everything in this story is absurd and hilarious. See it and be surprised.
Fey and Carell are two of the greatest comic talents in the movies today. Their portrayal of an ordinary couple who turn out to have unexpected depths of resourcefulness (and craziness) is what makes this movie work.