Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Date Night - S. Levy (2010)


Replace Fey (my idol!) and Carell with just about anyone else, and you have here an extremely conventional action comedy, showing nothing you haven't already seen in a whole heap of other films.

The choice of actors is the single stroke of genius in this film, and altough it doesn't carry the film all the way, it does make for an entertaining hour and a half, which might be enough for you, depending on your expectations.

(The first time I saw it, I liked it well enough. Tonight, in front of my TV set, all I could think about was what Could Have Been Done, had Fey & Carell been given more latitude and better direction...)

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