Date Night (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 28 mins

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Phil and Claire Foster are a couple who have been married for several years. Their days consists of them taking care of their children and going to work and coming home and going to bed. But they find time to have a date night wherein they go out and spend some time together. When another couple they know announce that they're separating because they're in a rut, Phil feels that he and Claire could be too. So when date night comes Phil decides to do something different. So they go into the city and try to get into a new popular restaurant. But when it's full and still wanting to do this, Phil decides to take the reservation of a couple who doesn't show up. While they're having dinner two men approach them and instructs them to stand up and go with them. They think the men are with the restaurant and want to talk to them about taking someone else's reservation. But it appears the couple whose reservation they took crossed someone and the two men work for this person. The men are after something, but whatever it is they don't have it.
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Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey

Crew: Shawn Levy (Director), Dean Semler (Director of Photography), Christophe Beck (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime, Comedy, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Apr 2010 (India)

Tagline: Some dates start with a kiss.

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Did you know? In-jokes and obscure references: When Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) return to the restaurant claiming to be friends of Will.i.am they mistakenly call him Sam i Am. This is a reference to LA hip-hop producer Samiyam, who Collins (Common) is known to be a fan of. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby, Dolby SR, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Some dates start with a kiss.
One ordinary couple. One little white lie.
On April 9th One Night Can Change Your Life.
Hit The Town. 4.9.2010.
Goofs:
Factual Mistake
When the couple hit the taxi, the driver yells that they have driven the wrong way down a one way street, yet when they start driving, the stop lights and signs are facing them.

Factual Mistake
When the Fosters are on the subway, the signs behind them indicate that they are on a 1 train, but the subway car does not match those that run on the 1 line.

Factual Mistake
In the chase scene, the black police car, driven by the bad cops chasing the Fosters, is shown with blue and red lights on the front. This is a mistake, as it is illegal for police in the state of New York to have forward-facing blue lights.

Factual Mistake
The cabbie provides a Kindle to view data which is stored on a USB flash drive. The Kindle's only USB port is a mini-USB-B port, which is both the wrong size and the wrong type of USB port to accept a flash drive.

Factual Mistake
In the scene where the Audi is stuck to the cab the two cops shoot out the front window of the Audi. The window shatters when the bullet hits it. Front windshields are made out of laminated safety glass and do not shatter.

Revealing Mistakes
When Phil is climbing up the ladder after driving into the water with the cab, we can clearly see that the now missing piece, floating in the water, of the railing, was never a part of the original.

Revealing Mistakes
At the end of the chase scene (right before the Audi and the cab are separated by the Suburban), the connected cars take a right around a corner. Watch closely - the rear wheels of the cab turn, making the stunt possible.

Revealing Mistakes
In the chase scene with the taxicab and Audi stuck together, you see Holbrooke's Audi smash into several cars. If you pay close attention, you can see that the left front tire and wheel is destroyed after impact. In the very next scene, the Audi is seen with all four wheels intact. The same thing occurs a bit earlier in the scene, with the right rear tire and wheel being destroyed.

Revealing Mistakes
While eating dinner, Claire walks over to take a picture with Will.i.am, his hands are across the table between two glasses. When the pictured is shown, his hands are close to his mouth and the glasses are far apart.

Revealing Mistakes
During the scene where the Audi R8 is driving around attached to the taxi, at several times when the Audi is driving forward the brake lights are lit.

Errors in Geography
The boat that Phil and Claire escape on in Central Park has a registration number that begins with the letters "CF", which indicates that the boat is actually registered in California. New York state boat registration numbers begin with the letters "NY".

Errors in Geography
After Carell's character lands in the water, after the Audi/Taxi chase under FDR highway, we see the South Street Seaport lights in the background, far to the south. The distance of those lights -- along with the design of the river walk barriers -- indicate he probably was swimming near the Brooklyn Bridge or Manhattan Bridge. In the following scene, however, he and Fey's characters are shown on the #1 subway train, which can only be caught FAR AWAY from this location. If they'd first taken a different train in order to transfer to the #1, they must have done so in total silence.

Errors in Geography
The Fosters 'borrow' Holbrooke Grant's Audi and drive to 135 Avenue D (the real Tripplehorn apartment). In the ensuing driving/chase scene, mere blocks after the chase begins they pass a very conspicuous awning reading "226 West 9th Street." Moments later, they drive on a Manhattan Avenue, passing a street sign for "Spring Street." Such a driven journey would be impossible in the elapsed movie-time.

Crew/Equipment Visible
During the scene in Times Square you can see a background extra take a photo of the actors and film crew, followed by a crew member who walks towards them to usher them away.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Phil stands to escape the book club meeting, his mic cord is visible, coming from behind is right knee.

Continuity
In the scene where Phil and Claire are preparing for bedtime the clock can be seen to be displaying 10:58 as Phil climbs into bed. As the scene ends, the clock still displays 10:58 despite the scene lasting well over a minute.

Continuity
In the rooftop scene towards the end of the film, the detective tells the cops to take the DA and Joe Miletto away, in this scene you see her face and their heads turning as they are being led away. However, in the next shot the DA is still facing her. This also happens again when Collins and Armstrong are being led away, in the first shot you them turn but in the next one Collins is still looking at the detective.

Continuity
At the end of Phil & Claire's speech in the car, he's facing her. In the next shot, he's facing forward.

Continuity
In the Audi, after Clair and Phil escape from Holbrooke's house they are talking, the position of Claire's seat-belt changes multiple times; from being above her dress strap to being under it.

Continuity
During the scene where Phil is puking in the street after running from the 2 thugs. The are several bystanders that walk by multiple times in both directions. Specifically with 2 women in the blue shirts.

Character Error
Mark Wahlberg's character is named Holbrooke Grant. However, when Claire looks up his name, she searches for "Holbrooke, Grant." This would make his name Grant Holbrooke rather than Holbrooke Grant.

Character Error
When Claire and Phil return in disguise to "Claw Restaurant", Phil is wearing Claire's glasses. Because of this, she needs to look extremely close to the electronic display at the hostess station to retrieve a telephone number. However, after Phil and Claire break into the competing realtor's office, Claire retrieves a telephone number a few feet away from the computer monitor, still not wearing her glasses.

Character Error
Holbrooke Grant makes reference to driving "up and down the Turnpike", looking for real estate with Claire Foster in Upstate New York. New York State has a Thruway that runs north of New York City, but there are no turnpikes Upstate.

Character Error
After they came out of Central Park, Claire thought Phil was vomiting blood. Phil replied that it was the Cabernet he drank at dinner. An earlier scene actually showed the waiter serving them a bottle of Bertani Amarone, a northern Italian wine which contained no Cabernet.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Phil and Claire are initially held at gunpoint, a cocking sound is heard without any gun actually being cocked.

Audio/Video Mismatch
As Phil and Claire are walking on the streets of New York, there are visible puddles they are walking through without any splashing noises.
Trivia:
In all of Mark Wahlberg's scenes, he is shirtless. His scenes were carefully filmed at specific angles to avoid showing a tattoo of Bob Marley that he has on his left shoulder.

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.

Despite the fact that his character's minimal apparel is a running joke throughout the movie, there is a dedicated wardrobe assistant to Mark Wahlberg listed in the end credits.

There is an additional outtake after the credits.

The name of the strip joint where the Fosters go to meet the DA (The Peppermint Hippo) is a based on a famous chain of gentlemen's clubs called The Spearmint Rhino.

As Taste and Whippit are leaving their apartment, Taste says "Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat". This is a reference to a quote from the movie Heat (1995). William Fichtner, who plays District Attorney Frank Crenshaw, was in Heat.

In the scene where Tina Fey's character is preparing for bed, she is shown wearing a "University of Virginia" T-shirt. Tina Fey graduated there in 1992.

Natanya (played by Gal Gadot) is a name of a pretty mundane Israeli city. It is not a common Israeli female name.

Director Shawn Levy's third consecutive film to have the word "Night" in its title.

In-jokes and obscure references: When Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire (Tina Fey) return to the restaurant claiming to be friends of Will.i.am they mistakenly call him Sam i Am. This is a reference to LA hip-hop producer Samiyam, who Collins (Common) is known to be a fan of.

Cameo: Jason Jones and Samantha Bee from The Daily Show (where Steve Carell got his break) are the couple that the Fosters try to convince to give them money by explaining all that's happened to them.

The Fosters' bad luck is connected to the mysterious "Tripplehorns". Ray Liotta (Joe Miletto), previously co-starred with Jeanne Tripplehorn in Crazy on the Outside (2010).
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Megamind (English)
References: Sixteen Candles (English)