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About Last Night... (1986)

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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Making love was easy...being in love difficult. See more »

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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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Stuart Oken, one of the movie's producers, who was involved in an earlier production of the film's source play as managing director of the Chicago city's Organic Theatre Comapny, said: "We've altered [David] Mamet's work to reflect the difference we perceive in the 'sexual politics' of the [nineteen] eighties [decade]. Mamet saw the romance as doomed from the start. We hold out hope that these two people can successfully navigate their way through the singles' maze and build the foundation for a more meaningful relationship. No promises, mind you. Just a shot at it". See more »

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The softball that Bernie is holding goes from a Chicago-style 16 inch clincher softball to a 12 inch ball and then back to a 16 inch ball again. See more »

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Debbie: This is Joan, my roommate. She specializes in unsolicited attacks.
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TRIALS OF THE HEART
Written by Thom Bishop, Michael Day and Rocky Maffit
Performed by Nancy Shanks
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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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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