Date Night

Theatrical Release: April 9, 2010
Date Night


Dragged down by the daily grind, suburbanites Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) try to put the spark back in their marriage by visiting a trendy Manhattan bistro. They get more than they bargained for when a case of mistaken identity hurtles them into an incredible adventure involving corrupt cops, a mob boss and a crazed cab driver.

Dove Review

Steve Carell and Tina Fey have good chemistry in playing humor off each other. They play a married couple named Phil and Claire who try to keep the romantic flame burning by having a date night once a week. When Phil wants to do something different the New Jersey couple drive to Manhattan and attempt to eat at a trendy bistro. The only way Phil can get them in without reservations is to claim another couple’s reservation. Once he does, they soon find themselves in hot water as two creepy looking men force them outside and demand the “flash drive”. Phil and Claire soon find themselves trying to escape for their lives and on an adventure that made the original date plans look dull.

Despite some funny moments between the two leads, the move contains a lot of sexual innuendos and a scene in a strip joint, in addition to strong language. We therefore cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Several sexual innuendos; two different married couples kiss; scenes inside a strip joint with dancers dancing suggestively and using a pole; several provocative scenes with women dressed in lingerie and very little; a couple make out on their front lawn and at restaurant; a few frank sexual comments; a joke about a couple having sex with another couple.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-30; J-1; D-2; B-4; P/PO-2; S-4; H-4; F-3; Mother F (not finished)-1; A-8; W*ore-2; S*cks-1; Vagina-5; Slang for masturbation-2; Sc*ew (a person)-1; Slang for breasts-4
Violence: Several cars collide and crash; fires and breaking glass; men firing guns at several people and a main character shoots back at people shooting at him; some prat falls.
Drugs: Several drinking scenes including wine and champagne; bar scenes and drinks served in restaurant.
Nudity: Strong cleavage; shirtless men; women dressed in lingerie and some skin revealed on female's rear.
Other: Joke about gays; a little girl is disrespectful and mouths off to her mother.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: Shawn Levy
Producer: Shawn Levy
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 88 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter