Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and a movie by its commercial. Today I’d like to not only judge but review a movie solely by its commercial. That movie is Date Night starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey, coming soon to theaters everywhere.
I have to start of by saying that I’m a huge fan of both of these actors and their sitcoms, The Office and 30 Rock, two of the funniest, most creative and original comedies out there today. Which is why I was so disappointed to see Carell and Fey’s first theatrical pairing be such an obviously unoriginal premise. Is Date Night a remake of an older movie or is it just so played out that it seems like one. It looks like the type of movie that would be mocked and ridiculed on 30 Rock and excitedly anticipated by Michael Scott.
I hate to see actors get typecast and think everyone deserves a fair shake at breaking away from the roles that make them famous, but is anyone buying Carell and Fey as a dull married couple looking to spice up their love life? I’m not. Fortunately, Date Night looks to have a great supporting cast including Mark Wahlberg in a rare comedic role, James Franco who is always entertaining and Leighton Meester who I love because of Gossip Girl.
I’ll add Date Night to the bottom of my Netflix Queue when it becomes available but I have a feeling it will stay at the bottom for a long time.