After praising her critically acclaimed work in Black Swan, I had realized I completely forgot to mention Mila Kunis' other memorable screen work in the outrageously hilarious comedy Date Night.
Her character, Whippit, is a real one-scene wonder that comes along when Phil (Carrell) and Claire (Fey) track down her and her boyfriend Thomas "Taste" Felton, who are the real "Tripplehorn" couple in the tangled, messy, underground operation.
And Mila is nothing short of downright hilarious in this brief, thin role as the trashy, horny, and wise-cracking -- delivering her lines with crackling timing, sharp sarcasm, and scummy wit. Some great ones are; "Wow, Taste, your just a goddamn criminal mastermind aren't ya?!/ Yeah, he said 'zip your face'!/What are you, the reservation police or something?!"
...and my favorite -- "What kind of people are you!?
Whippit and Taste are two of those rare minor characters that you would just love to see in a spin-off movie just based around their two wacky personalities and predicaments But Kunis and Franco are comic dynamite in this single scene and both actually convey a funny yet sad backstory that surprisingly layers their rather sketchy, shallow roles which makes everything all the more satisfying.
Just don't forget the right nipple clamps.
Labels: Date Nightm Steve Carrel, Mila Kunis, Tina Fey, Whippit