3 StarsDate Night pairs two of the current best comedian actors in a fun romp around the city. Steve Carell and Tina Fey play off each other very well. Perhaps in another life they could have actually married. The movie is quite simple and the situations they get in aren’t necessarily funny by themselves. But inject Carell and Fey and watch their reactions. Instant comedy. Mark Wahlberg proves that a straight man can also be funny. He plays an ex-black ops type who (a little something for the ladies) never puts on a shirt. He’s basically the Kevin Smith character from Die Hard 4, only his physique is the exact opposite.
The basic plot is something we’ve all seen before, a case of mistaken identity. But that’s ok as Carell and Fey make the beaten path enjoyable again. Date Movie is surprisingly more of a date movie than Valentine’s Day. The actors are older, but the comedic performances work well even for the younger generation.