Tina Fey and Steve Carell's 'Date Night' trailer has more gunshots, car crashes than expected

When we started hearing about the new Steve Carell-Tina Fey comedy Date Night earlier this year, I kind of pictured a witty, domestic comedy of errors. Articles described the movie as a romcom about a couple whose night out goes laughably awry, so I immediately pictured something like a mix of Baby Mama and Dan in Real Life, with maybe a dash of Adventures in Babysitting from the parents POV.

Boy, was I wrong.

Judging by the movie’s just-leaked trailer, Date Night (coming in April) is as much an action pic as a comedy — like an earth-bound Mom and Dad Save the World, or Mr. and Mrs. Smith with fewer assault weapons. Take a look:

Your turn, PopWatchers: Were you guys expecting this much action?

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  • paige

    Steve Carell & Tina Fey could be reading the phone book for 2 hours and Id still pay for the price of admission

    • Stella

      I totally agree.

    • LB

      I second that.

    • Ceballos

      Bonus points if Carell reads it in his Michael Klump voice and Fey reads it in her spacey Princess Leia voice.

  • Fatima

    Ehhhh…not as optimistic.
    I have a sudden hatred of Common now too after his annoying film career and his sell out of a last album.

  • Dory

    This looks so awesome!

  • Fey…

    …should drop this 30 Rock nonsense and just make movies.

    • christoferson

      false. 30 rock is better than any movies shes done.

  • Mothra

    OMG! That looks AWESOME! I can’t wait to see it. If they had anything to do with the script, it will be classic. Yay!

  • crispy

    LOL Wow, this looks great!

  • FarleyC

    Hysterical!! YAY!

  • Julia

    Ok, I kinda liked it. If it were another Rom/Com (I just endured “The Proposal” despite my like for Bullock and Reynolds), it would be forgettable. This looks to have a dash of “After Hours.” At least I hope.

  • Katie

    How did I not know that James Franco was going to be in this? I mean, I love Tina and Steve but anytime James Franco is playing that weird guy but probably hilarious character (a la sol from pineapple express) I am so there. This movie looks great!

    • AK

      I know! That Franco/Kunis cameo looks hilarious!

  • craig

    kinda reminds me of those 70’s comedies, where innocent people are in the wrong place at the wrong time and get involved with comic intrigue like “Silver Streak” and ‘Foul Play”

  • stacy


  • couchgrouch

    looks like a kick ass blast with a kick ass cast. I’m there.

  • Sara

    I totally was not expecting all of the action but I have to say I think this movie looks pretty awesome!

  • pop

    its what happened when the kids from adventures in babysitting were on their adventure

    • marven gardens

      You are EXACTLY right – this does steal Adventures in Babysitter’s premise.

      Also, another example of too much in the trailer. The entire movie is laid out before you. Why spend twenty bucks at the cinema, I just saw it for free and in one minute.

      What a waste of comedic talent.

      • James

        yes dude, dont watch it and shut up

      • James

        u also have a one minute brain so yes…any more would be too much for you!!!

  • Iron

    I want to go to there!

    • LB

      ooh, i made the same comment before reading yours!

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