Lynn’s Druthers Marathon, part 5
Title: Date Night
Length: 88 minutes
Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: Josh Klausner
Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey
Music: Christophe Beck (and non-original music)
I saw it: on video (rented from Greencine), yesterday
Synopsis: thugs mistake a boring suburban couple for blackmailers
Characters: They are instantly likable, which is saying something considering that it is both an action comedy and a romantic comedy – both genres usually guaranteed to feature horrible douchebags.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, ). Wow, I was really not expecting to like this. I mean, nothing’s hilariously funny, but everything’s fun and entertaining (with the exception of one prolonged car chase). Likable characters go a long way to making comedy work. Too bad not enough comics have caught on to that.
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