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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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2 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sexual Perversity in Chicago  »

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$38,702,310 (USA)
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The setting of the source David Mamet's stage-play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", according to its introduction, is "Scene - Various spots around the North Side of Chicago, a Big City on a Lake. Time - Approximately nine weeks one summer". See more »

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The froth on Debby's champagne at New Year's Eve. See more »

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Joan: Oh, God! Another smoker! Look, do you mind?
Danny: Oh, sorry, didn't know you were eating.
[Joan snuffs the cigarette in the sink]
Joan: There. I just added another seven minutes to your life... it's alright, I don't expect a thank you.
Danny: Thank you.
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NATURAL LOVE
Written by Tom Snow and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Sheena Easton
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Accurate Portrayal of a 1980s relationship - with interesting Best Friends!
5 November 2004 | by (Aberystwyth, Wales) – See all my reviews

In 1980's Chicago two attractive young people develop a very 1980's relationship. After falling into bed together on their first meeting they progress through a tentative relationship to moving in together, moving out again, and then possibly to some sort of reconciliation.

The film was made contemporaneously with the period it is set in and is one of those films that evoke their particular time with well-observed accuracy. Demi Moore and Rob Lowe deliver strong performances as the articulate, successful – and confused - central characters, with Moore in particular able to reflect on the developing crises with astute asides.

The film possibly has two structural problems. First, it is too long. Boy endlessly prostrating himself in front of Girl he has sent packing gets tedious, and the tension regarding what may happen starts to dissipate.

Secondly, the more-or-less mandatory Best Friend characters are almost too strong. Lowe's buddy James Belushi is a chauvinist slob, but also a bit of a charmer - and with some of the best lines. Moore's confidante Elizabeth Perkins may be something of a shrew, but a damned attractive one. These two take an intense dislike to each other from the start, and as the main romance stalls their relationship becomes by far the more interesting one with its vague possibility that such a sparky loathing just might lead to something more positive - if pretty combustible!


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