Date Night movie review - Aussieboyreviews
WILL ROMANCE, ACTION AND COMEDY FANS APPRECIATE THE MIX OF GENRES IN DATE NIGHT?
They’ll probably love it, but you’d have to adore action and romance films with plenty of humour. It’s pretty light-hearted and action-packed entertainment.
In an attempt to spice up the night with a bit of excitement and glamour, a bored couple’s date night ships them towards more thrills than they anticipated.
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Mark Wahlberg, Leighton Meester
Writer: Josh Klausner
Release Date (Australia): 8 April 2010
Runtime: 88 minutes/1h 28m
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
Themes in the film include mild crude humour and intense action sequences that feature senses of threat and menace.
There are depictions of mild violence including punching violence.
The film contains use of the words “s**t”, “bitch”, “ass” and “whore”, as well as a single use of the word “f**king”.
There are occasional mild references made to drugs throughout.
The film frequently features crude verbal and visual references to sexual acts.
PG-13 (for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Shawn Levy’s enthusiastic execution of a hilarious couple’s action-stuffed date night is worth checking out on a romantic-action-comedy fan’s date night. But the thing is, you really have to maintain appreciation for the action, comedy, romance and crime genres to even class Date Night as “likeable”. It may start off sounding like the average romance item, but it’s literally to the brim with action and constant laughs.
Especially to those who adore the conflict between puzzles relating to the leads’ identities, it’s a pleasurable surprise to witness the movie’s most charming highlights, Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Their characters are witty, quirky and live up to the pinpointing as Date Night’s greatest attributes. They’re what make the film fast-moving and usually worthwhile.
However, if it weren’t for their fantastic roles throughout the satisfying story, the prolonged craziness would probably take over the ratings… only for the worse. Although it’s frequently hilarious and genuinely fast, the car chases and just the entire pace is mildly bland. It’s just not that exciting to remain focused on the design, which has already been dragged out to nearly 90 minutes. It’s also predictable, plus the frequent sex jokes and innuendo make up most of the film’s comedy varieties.
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