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Date Night trailer hopefully not all the good parts

November 12, 2009

The worst part about Hollywood is when a movie assembles a great cast but manages to turn all that gold into a giant pile of poop. Even more confusing is when that movie clearly has a ridiculous premise to begin with, thus begging the question of how all those great cast members ended up signing on to a clearly absurd project?

Are there some magic string-pullers out there in California who are just so amazing at pitching ideas they convinced the cast of Mars Attacks that it would be a great movie? “It’s Tim Burton! Just say yes!”

I wonder these things mainly because I am an unabashed Steve Carell fan, adore Tina Fey, and think the concept of them being married is pretty much the most obvious, genius idea ever. I mean, come on! Steve Carell! Married to Tina Fey!

This is the basic premise to the upcoming film Date Night, which has just put out a trailer this week. From the looks of it, I fear the worst but hope for the best.

What’s so promising? Here’s the supporting cast: Mila Kunis, James Franco, Mark Whalberg, Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Wiig, Ray Liotta, Olivia Munn, Common and Samantha Bee.

Less promising? The director is Shawn Levy, who gave the world Night at the Museum. If that wasn’t scary enough in terms of precedence for movies-with-good-casts-that-blew, the trailer for Date Night totally gives me some Spy Kids vibes. Maybe it’s just the typography, or cheesy espionage family humour. But it’s not really family humour. I don’t think.

I really hope this movie is not awful.

Trailer after the jump.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jesse permalink*
    November 12, 2009 8:38 am

    The fact that none other than NICKELBACK is on the trailer speaks to just how dooomed this movie is. Sorry Simon.

  2. ellemel permalink
    November 12, 2009 5:58 pm

    This just made me cry.

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