History Film / DateNight

18th Jul '16 12:49:49 AM PaulA
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It placed second in its box-office clash with the infamous [[TheRemake remake]] of ''ClashOfTheTitans'', but it was well-received, with critics noted great chemistry between Carell and Fey.

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It placed second in its box-office clash with the infamous [[TheRemake remake]] of ''ClashOfTheTitans'', ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', but it was well-received, with critics noted great chemistry between Carell and Fey.
3rd Jun '16 11:22:50 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350: Not your usual date, or theirs.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[caption-width-right:300: Not your usual date, or theirs.]]


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19th May '16 6:14:44 PM ajbit26
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After discovering the two men are corrupt police officers, Phil and Claire realize they can't trust the police, since the police must be on Miletto's payroll. When the thugs still after them, they decide to retrieve the flash drive from the real Triplehorns and return it to Miletto so that the men will leave them alone.

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After discovering the two men are corrupt police officers, Phil and Claire realize they can't trust the police, since the police must be on Miletto's payroll. When With the thugs still after them, they decide to retrieve the flash drive from the real Triplehorns and return it to Miletto so that the men will leave them alone.
16th Feb '16 8:08:59 PM HeraldAlberich
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->--'''Phil Foster'''

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->--'''Phil -->--'''Phil Foster'''



[[AC:The movie provides examples of:]]
* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: [[spoiler:Even though the police know they are directly responsible for breaking and entering, information theft, the destruction of a New York City Cab, quite a few parked cars and a substantial number of police cars]], they get off just fine in the end with nary a slap on the wrist. Seems like their HeroInsurance was paid up.
** That and [[spoiler: if they arrest them they then would have to say, in court, it was because they were running from corrupt police officers on the mob's pay roll. The amount of bad PR is a lot more trouble then just letting them go.]]

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[[AC:The !! The movie provides examples of:]]
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: [[spoiler:Even though the police know they are directly responsible for breaking and entering, information theft, the destruction of a New York City Cab, quite a few parked cars and a substantial number of police cars]], they get off just fine in the end with nary a slap on the wrist. Seems like their HeroInsurance was paid up.
** That and
up. Of course, [[spoiler: if they arrest them they then would have to say, in court, it was because they were running from corrupt police officers on the mob's pay roll. The That amount of bad PR is would be a lot more trouble then just letting them go.]]



* BuffySpeak: Claire on flash drives: "Oh, it's a computer sticky thing? That's... in my office, we call it a computer sticky thing."

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* BuffySpeak: BuffySpeak:
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Claire on flash drives: "Oh, it's a computer sticky thing? That's... in my office, we call it a computer sticky thing."



* CallingYourAttacks: In a meta way. When she is trying to get into the Peppermint Hippo posing as a new prostitute, Claire talks like she has a mouth full of gum. When the bouncer goes to let them in, she says to Phil that she's not really chewing gum. That can be seen as Tina Fey calling out her acting, rather than the audience assuming she really does have gum in her mouth.
** Also doubles as a CallBack because Phil asked her earlier after he vomited if she had any gum, even though they both ''just'' had all their belongings taken from them.
* TheCameo: Fellow ''Series/TheDailyShow'' alums Sam Bee and Jason Jones appear early on as a couple.
** [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas Will.i.am.]] "[[IAmNotShazam From Fergie!]]"
* ChekhovsGun: A number of things, but most importantly [[spoiler:Claire's "counting to three" threat]].

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* CallingYourAttacks: In a meta way. When she is trying to get into the Peppermint Hippo posing as a new prostitute, Claire talks like she has a mouth full of gum. When the bouncer goes to let them in, she says to Phil that she's not really chewing gum. That can be seen as Tina Fey calling out her acting, rather than the audience assuming she really does have gum in her mouth.
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mouth. Also doubles as a CallBack because Phil asked her earlier after he vomited if she had any gum, even though they both ''just'' had all their belongings taken from them.
* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Fellow ''Series/TheDailyShow'' alums Sam Bee and Jason Jones appear early on as a couple.
** [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas Will.i.am.]] am]] is seen at Claw. "[[IAmNotShazam From Fergie!]]"
* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
**
A number of things, but most importantly [[spoiler:Claire's "counting to three" threat]].



* ChekhovsNews: An early mention of a local senate, an iconic broom and clean-up act turns out to play a big part in why the heroes are getting chased down.
* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:William Fichtner's character, the District Attorney.]]
* CountingToThree: Parodied. Claire uses this effectively on one of her kids in the beginning of the movie. The thugs who confront them at the restaurant threaten to count to three, to which Claire replies that she's not intimidated by it as she plays the counting game with her kids all the time. The villains then pull out guns, to which Claire exclaims "This is a different version!"

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* ChekhovsNews: An early mention of a local senate, district attorney, an iconic broom broom, and a clean-up act turns out to play a big part in why the heroes are getting chased down.
* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:William Fichtner's character, the District Attorney.]]
]] When Claire prepares to HoneyTrap him, his bouncer sends Phil in with her, since "he likes you both."
* CountingToThree: CountingToThree:
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Parodied. Claire uses this effectively on one of her kids in the beginning of the movie. The thugs who confront them at the restaurant threaten to count to three, to which Claire replies that she's not intimidated by it as she plays the counting game with her kids all the time. The villains then pull out guns, to which Claire exclaims exclaims, "This is a different version!"



* DirtyCop
* DuelingStarsMovie: Steve Carell and Tina Fey as a married couple.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: The FanService entry.

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* DirtyCop
* DuelingStarsMovie: Steve Carell
DirtyCop: Phil and Tina Fey Claire are pursued by two cops moonlighting as enforcers for a married couple.
mob boss.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: The FanService entry.Claire can't keep her eyes off Holbrooke's [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless chest]], greatly irking Phil.



* FanService: MarkWahlberg without a shirt. Heavily lampshaded.
** TinaFey. [[LingerieScene In lingerie]].
*** [[GeekyTurnOn Doing the robot with Steve Carell]], whilst performing erotic dancing in a strip club.
** Gal Gadot (Holbrooke's girlfriend Natanya) in lingerie.

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* FanService: MarkWahlberg FanService:
** Creator/MarkWahlberg
without a shirt. Heavily lampshaded.
** TinaFey.Creator/TinaFey. [[LingerieScene In lingerie]]. \n*** [[GeekyTurnOn Doing the robot with Steve Carell]], whilst performing erotic dancing dance in a strip club.
** Gal Gadot Creator/GalGadot (Holbrooke's girlfriend Natanya) in lingerie.



* GangstaStyle: See top when Carell freaks out at this.

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* GangstaStyle: See top when Carell Phil freaks out at this.less when the goons pull out their guns than when one of them turns it sideways.



* HilarityEnsues

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* HilarityEnsuesHilarityEnsues: A suburban couple on a downtown date steals someone else's reservation. As expected, hilarity ensues.



* IronicEcho: After Phil convinces Claire to go through with the stripper act, she repeats his own words to him when [[spoiler:the DA wants them ''[[DepravedBisexual both]]''.]]
** Earlier, Phil and Claire come across a couple who've lost their money and [=IDs=] - then thanks to the crooked cops, the exact same thing happens to them.

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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After Phil convinces Claire to go through with the stripper act, she repeats his own words to him when [[spoiler:the DA wants them ''[[DepravedBisexual both]]''.]]
** Earlier, Phil and Claire come across a couple who've lost their money and [=IDs=] - then [=IDs=]--then thanks to the crooked cops, the exact same thing happens to them.



* MiseryLit: Parodied in the book Claire reads in book club about a young girl who gets her first period... in Taliban ruled Afghanistan.

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* MiseryLit: Parodied in the book Claire reads in book club about a young girl who gets her first period... in Taliban ruled period--in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.



* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: See below.
* PrecisionFStrike: See WalkingShirtlessScene below.
* RunningGag: Everyone acting shocked that the main characters took the Tripplehorns' reservation.

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* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: See below.
Phil is not happy with Holbrooke's nature as a WalkingShirtlessScene--especially since [[EatingTheEyeCandy Claire visibly is]].
* PrecisionFStrike: See WalkingShirtlessScene below.
Phil finally has enough of Holbrooke when they return to his apartment and he's ''still'' bare-chested.
--> '''Phil:''' Will you let us come in... will you let us explain everything... and will you, for the love of god... put on a fucking shirt?!
* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Everyone acting shocked that the main characters took the Tripplehorns' reservation.



* SexyShirtSwitch: "Oh look, that's where your shirt went..."

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* SexyShirtSwitch: "Oh Holbrooke's girlfriend comes down his stairs wearing nothing but panties and his shirt.
-->'''Phil:''' Oh
look, that's where your shirt went..."



** At the beginning, Phil talks to Brad and they bring up Long Duk Dong from ''SixteenCandles''.

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** At the beginning, Phil talks to Brad and they bring up Long Duk Dong from ''SixteenCandles''.''Film/SixteenCandles''.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Seems that all Phil had to do to ensure his plans succeed is to not explain them, either onscreen or to his wife.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Holbrooke's fancy touchscreen computer, just to emphasize how cool he is.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: MarkWahlberg's character Holbrooke, much to Claire's delight and Phil's annoyance.
--> '''Phil''': Will you let us come in... will you let us explain everything... and will you, for the love of god... put on a fucking shirt?!

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Seems that all Phil had has to do to ensure his plans succeed is to not explain them, either onscreen or to his wife.
* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Holbrooke's fancy touchscreen computer, just to emphasize how cool he is.
is. PlayedForLaughs when he makes several extravagant gestures, accompanied by [[BeepingComputers lots of beeps and dings]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: MarkWahlberg's Creator/MarkWahlberg's character Holbrooke, much to Claire's delight and Phil's annoyance.
--> '''Phil''': Will you let us come in... will you let us explain everything... and will you, for the love of god... put on a fucking shirt?!
annoyance.
26th Aug '15 1:35:21 AM Adept
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** [[TheBlackEyedPeas Will.i.am.]] "[[IAmNotShazam From Fergie!]]"

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** [[TheBlackEyedPeas [[Music/TheBlackEyedPeas Will.i.am.]] "[[IAmNotShazam From Fergie!]]"
22nd Nov '14 11:41:18 AM aoirann
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** That and [[spoiler: if they arrest them they then would have to say, in court, it was because they were running from corrupt police officers on the mob's pay roll. The amount of bad PR is a lot more trouble then just letting them go.]]
21st Jul '14 2:39:29 PM gallium
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DateNight is a 2010 romantic/action/comedy film starring Creator/SteveCarell and Creator/TinaFey as a hapless New Jersey couple, who have a [[TitleDrop "date night"]] every week.

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DateNight ''Date Night'' is a 2010 romantic/action/comedy film starring Creator/SteveCarell and Creator/TinaFey as a hapless New Jersey couple, who have a [[TitleDrop "date night"]] every week.


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* OneCrazyNight: Phil and Claire go out to have a fancy dinner. A bizarre all-night chase with the Mafia, corrupt cops, and shirtless Mark Wahlberg ensues.
29th Jun '14 6:39:39 AM asimons04
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A couple who is friends with them is getting divorced because they have gotten bored with each other. Phil and Claire are told independently that they need to spice up their life. One night, Phil spontaneously decides to take Claire to the exclusive restaurant Claw, but neglects to make reservations in advance. Upon their arrival, Phil decides to take the reservation of a no-show couple, the Triplehorns.

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A couple who is friends with them is getting divorced because they have gotten bored with each other. Phil and Claire are told independently that they need to spice up their life. One night, after seeing her dressed up far beyond her usual date night "business casual", Phil spontaneously decides to take Claire to the exclusive restaurant Claw, but neglects to make reservations in advance. Upon their arrival, Phil decides to take the reservation of a no-show couple, the Triplehorns.



After discovering the two men are corrupt police officers, Phil and Claire realize they can't trust the police, since the police must be on Miletto's payroll. When the thugs still after them, they decide to retrieve the flash drive from the real Triplehorns and return it to Miletto so that the men will leave them along.

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After discovering the two men are corrupt police officers, Phil and Claire realize they can't trust the police, since the police must be on Miletto's payroll. When the thugs still after them, they decide to retrieve the flash drive from the real Triplehorns and return it to Miletto so that the men will leave them along.
alone.
29th Jun '14 6:27:12 AM asimons04
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: While the main plot of the film would be the same, the bloopers during the end credits show that a lot of scenes were filmed by just letting Steve Carell and Tina Fey improv and then editing their favorites together.
29th Jun '14 6:26:29 AM asimons04
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: While the main plot of the film would be the same, the bloopers during the end credits show that a lot of scenes were filmed by just letting Steve Carell and Tina Fey improv and then editing their favorites together.
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