Carell and Fey don't feel especially believable as a couple in love, but their combined comedic chops sell every gag and freak-out, no matter how ridiculous.
But the pair also pulls off a series of spot-on commentaries about married life with kids. There are several moments that feel universally genuine " incidents that happen to parents every day, but that aren't part of the usual stock gags (for example, no one gets puked on, at least not by a child).
The combination of kooky car chases that end with multicar pileups and river-bound taxis with moments of authentic midlife angst is kind of weird, but it manages to avoid derailing the movie's comic momentum while sending a message about domesticity: You may wish for excitement, but you have to be careful what you wish for.
It may take less adventure than you think to make you wish for a night playing Legos and eating reheated pizza with a 7-year-old. "Mike Robertson