"God no, he turned it sideways. KILL SHOT! THAT'S A KILL SHOT!"
—Phil FosterDate Night is a 2010 romantic/action/comedy film starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey as a hapless New Jersey couple - Phil and Claire Foster. They had been married for a while and were comfortable with each other, and always made sure to arrange a date night.A couple that is friends with them is getting happily divorced because they had gotten bored with each other; Phil and Claire are told independently that they need to spice up their life. So Phil spontaneously decides to take Claire to the exclusive restaurant Claw. Unfortunately, Phil tends to have bad luck with spontaneous plans. This restaurant is so exclusive that reservations have to be made months in advance. So they spontaneously decide to steal another couple's reservation, the Tripplehorns.Unfortunately, someone is after the Tripplehorns and a flash drive that couple possesses, and they don't know Phil and Claire aren't them. After all, the Tripplehorns aren't really the Tripplehorns, either. Phil and Claire are mugged and feel forced to bluff that they know where the flash drive is. The rest of the film is Phil and Claire's attempt to get through the night without being killed or endangering their family at home. This involves skills, knowledge, and connections they didn't know they had, plus a few that they don't have, and multiple near-disasters.It placed second in its box-office clash with The Remake of Clash of the Titans, but it was decently received. Several critics noted great chemistry between Carell and Fey.
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