Director: Shawn Levy
Rated: PG 13
Running Time: 88 minutes
(Release Date: April 9, 2010)
Date Night starts out as a New Jersey couple whose friends decide to divorce because instead of being exciting lovers, they've turned into comfortable roommates. Phil and Claire Foster find themselves as a married couple who have lost they're passion, lost themselves, stuck in a rut of comfortable date nights with dinner consisting of salmon and potato skins at a local hang out. Their lives have been become predictable, a quick dinner and even quicker sex, or sometimes, not at all, who has the energy? All this changes when a friend tells them they've lost what little excitement was in their lives. To prove their friend wrong, they decide to change things up, go to a swanky restaurant, Claw, dressed to kill. But, upon arriving at Claw, they discover that reservations are needed at least a month in advance, because, damn the restaurant is just that popular. While waiting at the bar, Phil and Claire hear a call for a party of two, the Triplehorns who are a no show. Thinking quickly, Phil grabs their available table and they get tipsy and indulge in the restaurants finest cuisine. As they're enjoying the end of their evening, they're accosted by two gentlemen who drag them to the alley demanding a jump drive they have stolen. And from there the nightmare begins of being chased around New York City from the ritzier parts to the seedier parts and all the way back again. It's one huge misadventure after another, with hilarity ensuing.
Phil and Claire call home to tell the babysitter to take the kids and leave from the urine infested phone.
Phil and Claire return to Claw to try to find the Triplehorns, fathom couple you never show up.
Claire's client, Grant Holbrooke, security analysis give the Fosters a few pointers on evading the dirty cops hot on their trail.
Phil and an innocent cab driver go for the ride of their lives.
Phil, sans the cab driver, sans the kindle, sans the jump drive, at the bottom of the East River.
Phil and Claire on the subway, trying to come up with a plan to save their hides and not get 'whacked off'.
If you want to watch a laugh until you almost wet your pants type of movie, Date Night is the movie to go see. I laughed so hard, I couldn't cry anymore. It was one mad dash with bad guys who were cops, cops who didn't know what the hell the Fosters were up to, and a dirty politician that was going to sweep NYC clean of crime, just as soon as he got his fill of it.