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About Last Night... (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  2 July 1986 (USA)
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

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Danny and Bernie are two single men living their lives on the wild side. But when Danny meets Debbie at a bar and the two start a relationship with a one night stand, Danny's life takes a different turn. How does this passionate night become a full affair and what effect will this relationship have on both people and their friendship with their best mates ? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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2 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Sexual Perversity in Chicago  »

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$38,702,310 (USA)
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David Mamet's source stage-play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" debuted off-off Broadway at the St. Clements Theatre in New York in 1975. See more »

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Joan: Tomorrow you know, they're going to come at me like marauding beasts bent on destruction.
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Joan: Deborah, you work in advertising... a civilized business. I on the other hand work with monsters.
Debbie: You're talking about 5 year olds!
Joan: Right! and my job is to break their spirit. That is what kindergarten is all about. The Germans invented it, think about it.
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IF ANYBODY HAD A HEART
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Love, Life, And Wrigley Field In Chicago
9 January 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

About Last Night casts Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as a pair of 20 somethings living and working on the north side of Chicago. Rob is a salesperson for restaurant supplies and a pretty good one. But he lacks a college education and is reluctant to go back to school. He's also deathly afraid of commitment which means marriage and all that brings.

But after he and Demi after a night's kanoodling which they agree is the best they each ever had, she moves in with him. The sex is fabulous, but can they learn to both like and tolerate each other?

Each has a best friend that is working for mixed motives to sabotage the relationship. Lowe's best friend is Jim Belushi who's a cheerful hedonist and just doesn't want to lose his best friend and co-worker as a partner in debauchery. Demi's best friend is Elizabeth Perkins who just thinks Lowe is too good and too good looking to be true. She's been through the mill and does break up with a man during the film. She's concerned about Moore, but I think Perkins is a little jealous as well.

About Last Night is taken from an off Broadway play by David Mamet who had more of a serious examination of human relations in mind than this brat pack film. Still as a brat pack film, it's pretty good and the location shooting in Chicago certainly helps. We even get to see some of the rooftop locations where one can see a ballgame in that most famous of north side landmarks, Wrigley Field.

It might not be David Mamet's vision, but About Last Night is an all right film comedy from the Eighties. And no film that has Wrigley Field can ever be bad.


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