Date Night is the latest comedy film coming out of Hollywood, starring the famous Steve Carrol, who everyone will remember as The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The movie is out now and basically is about a married couple from New Jersey, who’s life is so routined and boring.

They have two children and every week they have a “date night” at a local steakhouse, where they talk about work and make guesses on each couple’s stories in the restaurant.

They eventually learn that their best friends, Brad (Mark Ruffalo) and Haley (Kristen Wiig), have become bored by their marriage and are getting a divorce due to their lame routines, which mirrors Phil and Claire’s marriage.

In an effort to reignite romance the pair go out and beyond to find excitement and fun again.

Date Night is an uneasy blend of action and comedy, doesn’t quite live up to the talents of its two leads.

Steve Caroll and Tina Fey are good, but they could be better.

I suppose in the end it is not entirely their fault, the script is not amazing, and really does lack the depth you would expect from such a high budget movie.

However, they still manage to shine through most of the movie’s flaws and in the end it turns out to be a half decent movie.

First posted on Movie Nation: April 11th, 2010

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