Monday, September 27, 2010

Date Night (2010)

Director: Shawn Levy. Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson, Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, Kristen Wiig, Mark Ruffalo, James Franco, Mila Kunis. 88 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy.

A match made in heaven. This comedy with the best male and female comedians of our time truly delivers. Carrell proves his comedy genius again, being funny by mere silence/monotony (a technique he never grows out of), and Fey's improvisations makes you wonder at her power in giving the simplest moments a farcical side (watch her in the act during the end credits bloopers). The intermittent questions the script asks about marriage make some shortcomings (i.e. the implausible car chases) negligible. For the director of Night at the Museum and Cheaper by the Dozen, this is considered a major improvement.

(PS: This movie made me think: What is marriage?)

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