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Date Night

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Funny duo packs in the silly sex jokes, plus minor gun play.

Movie PG-13 2010 88 minutes
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Pappy and T s review

It was good but the actor playing co star with common as bad police officers really sucks and is weird and unattractive
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (57 ):

The pleasure and laughs in Date Night come from the physical comedy, special chemistry, wry humor, and remarkable talent of the movie's two stars. It's a film to sit back and enjoy, without thinking too hard about realism. Forget the silliness of the plot; it's simply the engine that drives the movie and allows the filmmakers to follow the antics of the Fosters and introduce other off-beat and vibrant characters (played by the hilarious James Franco, Ray Liotta, Mila Kunis, and a perpetually shirtless Mark Wahlberg).

As the chase continues, the characters stop runnning long enough (and the audience stops laughing long enough) to see some very real and recognizable private moments between Phil and Claire. Competent direction, a script that tries to bring some logic to the proceedings, along with the chronically funny characters and material, make the film seem spontaneous and even heartfelt amid all the boisterous merriment. Teens might find the slapstick humor funny, but they'll miss the jokes aimed at long-term couples and perhaps even scoff at the sentimental moments.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 9, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: August 9, 2010
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Steve Carell , Tina Fey
  • Director: Shawn Levy
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 88 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference
  • Last updated: May 24, 2023

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