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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Also Known As:
Kids in America
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Opening Weekend: $3,464,679
(4 March 2011)
(15 April 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Despite being named after it, the song "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money
isn't heard at any point in the film. (It does however play in the film's theatrical trailer and on the DVD menu.) See more
When Anna first informs Matt that she heard back from Cambridge in her room she does so by holding up an envelope that clearly says "Cambridge University" on it with the university's crest below.
The correct name is "University of Cambridge" and would say so on the envelope (with the crest to the left) like this:
XX University of
Besides, she would not receive her notice from the University of Cambridge anyway because you apply to a college within the university and the college responds. 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.
References Friday the 13th Part III
Don't You Want Me
Written by Phil Oakey
, Adrian Wright, Jo Callis
Performed by Atomic Tom
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