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I haven’t dined out very much lately. Sometimes, after a hiatus, I am pleasantly surprised by the fare and by the service at someplace new. However, from time to time I wonder why the heck I bothered as either the actual restaurant experience is a disaster or all the worst things happen to me. One thing happens after another and it all boils down to either trying to make the best of things or ultimately, I should never have ventured out of bed in the first place.
One such snowball experience happens to Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the Date Night Movie, opening in theaters in wide release in Friday. They play a married couple who decides to reignite a spark by going on a weekly date night, and they end up enmeshed in a case of mistaken identity and more. Wouldn’t be ironic if everyone in the audience was out on date night themselves? My inquiring mind wants to know what the characters ate. Maybe ordering the wrong menu item set them up for this.
The only case of dining and mistaken identity I can think of is back in the day of being a restaurant hostess. A guy with tattoos and long blonde hair sat at a table with a bunch of other guys with sunglasses and long blond hair. Staff paraded past their table thinking that they were a rock band. The guys signed autographs and it turned out they were just buddies who enjoyed long hair and tattoos and the joke was on us. It was all a big let down and not quite as exciting. And my identity was never mistaken. Only theirs. Only we didn’t know who we were mistaking them for exactly.
As far as actual dinner dates, there was the infamous Blind Date of 1995. Maybe it was 1994. Either way, it is far too frightening to be filmed by anyone other than Sam Raimi, but not the Spiderman Sam Raimi, but rather Sam Raimi during his Evil Dead cinematic era, but that’s a story for another day.
If your “Date Night” is Friday, why not go see Date Night. Maybe that’s a sign that nothing disastrous will happen to you in real life.