Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Whalberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Wiig, Taraji P. Henson, William Fichtner, Ray Liotta, Common, Jimmi Simpson, Bill Burr, Leighton Meester
Directed by Shawn Levy
Run Time: 101 min
Release Date: April 9, 2010
My Score: 7.5 out of 10
Phil (Carrell) and Claire (Fey) Foster head out on the town for the night. Their night starts harmless as they steal a no-show’s dinner reservation at the newest restaurant in town, but when it turns out that the couple are wanted by a group of local gang members, Phil and Claire’s night soon becomes a chase across the city to prove they are who they claim.
This movie works solely because of Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. The two of them are comedic gold together as married couple Phil and Claire Foster. They play off one another for the entire movie in their hilarious adventure on their night out. The movie plot is basic and simple, but it works because of Carrell and Fey’s talent in the main role keeping you laughing from start to finish. The jokes are all fresh and new, and even the few that aren’t seem new as Carrell and Fey throw their own spin on it! Without them, this movie would have easily been a forgettable comedy that was barely worth the watch. The supporting cast is basically just a long line of cameos, but each actor brings what ever they need to for their scenes and helps the plot progress from point to point.
A comedic adventure from start to finish works due to Steve Carrell and Tina Fey shinning through the simplistic and boring plot line of the movie.