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Date Night: movie review

Steve Carell and Tina Fey played a bored suburban couple who stumble into the crime world in the action comedy ‘Date Night.’

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In this photo, Tina Fey, left, and Steve Carell are shown in a scene from, 'Date Night.'

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Why are Steve Carell and Tina Fey wasting their time, and ours, by appearing in the miserable comedy “Date Night”? Replenishing their bank accounts, I suppose, but still – there must be better movie material out there for such sharp performers. It used to be that television was the fallback position for movie actors, most of whom only deigned to appear on the tube when they were over the hill. Nowadays, TV fare, especially dramas and (some) comedies – like Carell’s “The Office” or Fey’s “30 Rock,” not to mention “Saturday Night Live” – are usually smarter and edgier than their movie counterparts.

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