Lookie here, folks, the ass-spankin’ new trailer for Tina Fey and Steve Carrell’s Date Night, which I’ve long held some serious reservations about (the Must See TV cast notwithstanding) because Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Pink Panther) was behind the camera. But, I’ll give it this: It looks fun. Not great. But fun.
Fey and Carrell play a rudderless married couple who get the rare night out for themselves. When the queue is too long at a swanky restaurant, they pretend to be another couple. Comedic hijinx ensue when they realize that they couple they are pretending to be (James Franco and Mila Kunis) are wanted by some thugs. Basically, it’s a simple mistaken identity comedy that hopefully Fey and Carell will be able to make something out of (Mark Wahlberg also stars).
Of course, the movie does remind me an awful lot of another mistaken identity date movie — does anyone remember Ethan Hawke’s Mystery Date with Teri Polo? There are quite a few similarities here, but I’m going to let it slide cause cause Tina Fey is 48 different flavors of awesome with a cherry on top.