Steve Carell and Tina Fey by themselves are pure comedic gold, and by putting them into a film together was just asking for something amazing to happen. Maybe it would even create some new form of awesome precious mineral that could be used to describe how good that film would be.
So with that amount of hype being bandied about by the film Date Night, the question was could it ever live up to the huge expectation that had been written about it before its release? Well checking it out was the only way I was going to be able to answer that question.
Well right off the bat I’ll say yes this film lives up to the hype. It’s not the best comedy I’ve seen in recent years – Wedding Crashers still holds that crown in my eyes – but it was bloody solid throughout.
Carell and Fey made for a very believably frustrated couple and even during the over-the-top scenes they kept it grounded in some sort of realism. Add in some great cameos and you’re left with a great comedy that will be seen as one of the year’s best.
8.5 out of 10 from me!!!