Look who's not putting off writing her movie reviews! Yaaaay! Last Thursday I posted a pre-release review of Losers, and today I posted a review of Date Night. ANy guesses which I liked more? You might be surprised.
I think my best observation in either review is that Date Night is a kind of complementary Adventures in Babysitting. In this version, the babysitter stays at home and the suburban couple has the random city adventure. I've always loved Adventures in Babysitting, especially since it was shot in Chicago…and that "college party" at U of C near the end! They missed the mark on that part a bit. Not enough people talking about Weber/Kant/Tarantino/Dungeons & Dragons. :)
At any rate, here's some food for thought. Remember to take the 20-year time difference into account: