Date Night

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under CineStrays

Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
Directed by: Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum”)
Written by: Josh Klausner (“Shrek the Third”)

In the hands of anyone else but Steve Carell and Tina Fey, “Date Night” could have been disastrous. Instead, the stars deliver on what was ultimately a weak script with little pay off. Sure, a comedy dealing with a case of mistaken identity has been done plenty of times before, but there are just enough humorous moments and chemistry by the two leads to make this a matinee for a lazy afternoon. Still, Carell and Fey deserve a better comedy vehicle for their talents.