Number of Times Seen – Twice (20 Oct 2010 and 2 Apr 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A suburban couple decide to take the night off but in doing so inadvertently get involved with criminal elements
My Take on it – This is such a fun film because t is able to take a typical suburban couple and turn them into something completely different as the circumstances around them begin to change.
Tina Fey and Steve Carell are both perfectly cast in these roles and allow us to believe everything that happens to them despite the fact that it al seems so absurd.
It is so enjoyable to watch how they try to get out of every kind of dilemma that they find themselves in because it all somehow feels somewhat plausible throughout.
Their characters need to constantly change their personalities and actions as they try to uncover the truth here and that helps show the true acting range of these two very talented actors.
Many of the plot strings presented here would normally seem to be completely silly, yet they somehow make us really believe the scenarios and circumstances that these characters keep finding themselves in along the way.
The supporting cats is great and we get to see lots of SNL alumni with bit parts popping up here and again.
The best one this are two relatively small cameos featuring Mark Wahlberg and Gal Gadot.
Bottom Line – Really fun movie that allows us to see the talent of the two leads – Steve Carell and Tina Fey. The story itself is quite silly yet they somehow make things more fun and thrilling to watch unfold. The way that they need to act when things start to get out of hand is really enjoyable to watch because we get to see the acting range of these two stars who help keep even the absurd aspects of this story seem more plausible. This film has some great cameos including Wahlberg and Gadot in small roles.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The erotic dance between Steve Carell and Tina Fey was improvised, but to make them feel awkward in character, director Shawn Levy shouted obscure phrases to them while behind the camera. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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