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Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

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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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sex scene | friend | party | sister | night | See All (80) »

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Best. Night. Ever.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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4 March 2011 (USA)  »

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Kids in America  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$6,923,891 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more »

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When Barry gets fired, he runs to Mike's sister's car and gets in. As the car passes the cameraman can be seen in the window. See more »

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Matt Franklin: Tonight we're not thinking... just doing.
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References Sweatin' to the Oldies (1988) See more »

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Kickstart My Heart
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Masters 2000, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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