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R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  4 March 2011 (USA)
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Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.

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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 Anonymous

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Best. Night. Ever.

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,464,679 (USA) (4 March 2011)

Gross:

$6,923,891 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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Topher Grace revealed that the heavy drug use in the film caused the delayed release. Grace and director Michael Dowse wanted to "do something that felt like it was literally made in the '80s" and not a parody of that generation. Grace believed it wouldn't be the 80's without heavy cocaine use, so there was "real hesitation" on part of the studios. The film ended up sitting on the shelf until Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment came to the rescue. According to Grace, they even ended up "putting stuff back" in the film, rather than having to cut. See more »

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The song Safety Dance is played at the party, which happens in 1988. The version that is played was the Biomix version from the 1996 movie Bio-Dome, not the 1983 album release. See more »

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Matt Franklin: Shut the fuck up and drive. I'm Matt Franklin. I work at Suncoast video at the mall and I still live with my parents. I don't know what I'm doing up here. I'm scared. And you know what... I have been so afraid of my life, that I have missed my life. But I'm like all of you. We're all scared. We're all trying to be something that were not. But tonight all of that changes. Tonight, I'm not afraid. Tonight, I got one thing to say to all that bullshit. Fuck it.
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Bette Davis Eyes
Written by Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon
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Formulaic but follows the formula well.
3 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

A classic tale of unrequited love and a second shot at that love ala John Hughes complete with a hero that lies to get his foot in the door then has to make a complete jackass of himself after being honest blows up in his face, a goofy misguided sidekick, and a fantastic 80's soundtrack. Like I said, the format is not original but the content was well done. The painful awkward moments were very painful and awkward, the funny bits were very funny, you felt there was a connection there (albeit a one way connection at first since it's that kind of a movie), and it didn't seem forced (even the over the top redemption seemed to fit well). People that don't enjoy slightly grown up teen comedies may not enjoy this film but I for one had a blast.


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