When a “boring couple from New Jersey” tries to spice up their love life by going to dinner in the city, exciting and dangerous events ensue and they rekindle their love. Before, they went to the same restaurant on date night after long days at work, and either talked about their kids or made fun of other couples in the room. They want their next date night to be different and they definitely get a change of pace. As soon as they arrive at a popular restaurant in Manhattan, they steal a reservation, which leads to a case of mistaken identity. Phil and Claire Foster, believed to be thieves Mr. and Mrs. Triplehorn, must escape the villains who are posing as cops.
Steve Carell (The Office; Get Smart; Evan Almighty) and Tina Fey (30 Rock; Saturday Night Live; Mean Girls) make the perfect duo. Today’s king and queen of comedy have hysterical chemistry in their makeshift marriage. They would be perfect for each other in real life.
Yes, this is a love story, but not a chick flick. It has car chases with a pretty awesome ride. Guys and girls can get laughs out of this film, thanks mostly to Carell and Fey. Sweet, humorous and packed full of action, this movie will make couples laugh and not feel awkward at any point along the way.
Although the film starts out kind of slow with the couple going through their regular routines of the day like work and taking care of the kids, the action soon speeds the plot up and the situations the couple finds themselves in get more and more ridiculous. In fact, the action in this movie is far from the normal stunts and tricks in most Hollywood flicks. Soon enough the couple finds themselves in a car chase where their car is connected to a taxicab and they are racing down the street face to face.
Jocelyn Hall, a junior media studies major, rated the movie a 7.5 out of 10. “They took the cookie-cutter action movie formula and added comedy to it, in a true Carell and Fey way. I recommend it as a cute little date movie,” she said.