It's the late 1980s, when Wall Street is riding high, and it seems as if the entire country is cashing in on the bumper profits. Disgusted with the materialism that surrounds him, Matt Franklin, a brilliant young MIT graduate, has walked out on his well-paid position at a local lab and taken a low-level job as a video clerk, much to his father Bill's consternation. And the crises keep piling up in Matt's life. His best buddy Barry has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle, and the gorgeous Tori Frederking, long-time object of Matt's unattainable adoration, is suddenly back in the picture. Now, on one wild, woolly and irresponsible evening, everything is coming to a head, with explosive results. Written by
Best. Night. Ever.
4 March 2011 (USA)
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Kids in America
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Opening Weekend: $3,464,679
(4 March 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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The movie took 4 years to be released. See more
In the 1984 yearbook, there are several anachronisms. There's a clip of A-ha's video for "Take On Me", which wasn't released until 1985. There's a photo of ALF, a video clip of the California raisins, and a photo of four girls with the inscription "walk like an Egyptian". Alf, the California Raisins and the song "Walk Like an Egyptian" are all from 1986. Near the end of the yearbook credits, the phrase "don't worry, be happy" appears with a yellow happy face. "Don't Worry, Be Happy", the Bobby McFerrin song that popularized the phrase, wasn't released until 1988. See more
I'm... I'm just messed up, OK? I don't know what I want to do. And I'm sorry I'm such a fucking failure!
You haven't really failed, son, because you haven't really tried to succeed. So don't credit yourself as a failure. You're worse than that.
I just can't figure it out, Dad.
Don't cry like that in jail, son.
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Written by Louis Gutierrez, Michael Mariano, Michael Quercio
Performed by The Three O'Clock
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