‘Date Night’ Anticipation Has Us Looking Back On Other Disasterous Movie Dates

By Dana Kasser

This Friday make it a “Date Night” and go see Hollywood’s funniest duo paired together on the silver screen. Watch as Steve Carell and Tina Fey take on their roles as a couple whose evening out turns into a run for their lives. And if that doesn’t do it for you, Mark Wahlberg’s smoke’n hot bod should!

Anyway, in anticipation for the arrival of “Date Night,” we at Hollywood Crush decided it was time to compile our favorite cinematic date nights gone disastrously wrong.

Check out our full list after the jump!

1. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

You wouldn’t think that anything could possibly ruin a first date in Hawaii but you’d be wrong. Things seemed to be going great for Peter Bretter (Jason Segel), he’s found someone new (Mila Kunis) and the two are about to have dinner when an unexpected pair decide to join them. First dates can be awkward enough, throw in an ex-girlfriend (Kristen Bell) and her new boy toy (Russell Brand) and that’s one dinner party I want no part of. Instead, you can seat me at a table with Matthew the waiter (Jonah Hill) for front row viewing.

2. “10 Things I Hate About You”

It is quite common for a high school date to consist of the following: boy picks up girl, boy and girl go to party together, boy drops girl off at home and snags a goodnight kiss. Simple, right? Wrong. Let’s throw in a few — scratch that — throw in manybeers and instead of that goodnight kiss it is more like some goodnight barf. At least that’s what happened when heartthrob Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) took Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) out on their first date. Nothing says thanks for the ride home quite like it!

3. “Pulp Fiction”

When Vincent Vega (John Travolta) is instructed to take his boss’ wife Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) out to dinner, I don’t think a near-death experience was on the menu. After a worthwhile $5 shake and taking home the trophy for having the best twist moves at Jack Rabbit Slims, the evening takes a rapid turn for the worse as Mia overdoses, which nearly costs her her life. I bet that minor detail would be left out of this date night recap.

4.” “Hitch”

While Alex Hitchens (Will Smith) has no problem helping his clients woo the ladies of their dreams, this “date doctor” seemed to be on life-support, if you will, after his first date with gossip columnist, Sara Melas (Eva Mendes). From uncovering Sara’s late relative’s name at Elis Island who’s known as the “butcher” (and not because he works at a meat deli), a swift kick in the face that lands Sara in the Hudson and last but not least, Alex’s allergic reaction leaving his face to blow up twice it’s size — to say the least it is going to take more than a band-aide to patch up this “doctor.”

5. “Grease”

The classic case of our favorite bad boy (John Travolta — yup, he made our list twice!) falling in love with our favorite good girl (Olivia Newton-John). Danny Zuko may have been hopelessly devoted to Sandy and be the one that she wants, and yes, this pair sure does go together, but before all that let’s rewind back to the beginning. What starts off as a romantic date at the drive-in quickly changes direction when Danny tries to put the moves on Sandy and she simply isn’t having it. Danny not only gets the door slammed shut on him but he’s left stranded at the drive-in, branded a fool…

Certainly there are plenty other disaster dates, and if you can think of some let us know. Either way, be sure to check out how Phil and Claire Foster’s “Date Night” ends this Friday, April 9th!!