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Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

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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Trivia

Topher Grace previously played a high school student in the 70s in That 70's Show. In this film, he plays a recent college graduate in the 80s. See more »

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In the beginning of the film when they are at Suncoast Video, the VHS box for the film "Twins" appears on a wall behind Topher Grace. This film takes place in early September 1988 and "Twins" wasn't released theatrically until December 1988. The EARLIEST "Twins" would have been released on home video is summer 1989. 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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References Casual Sex? (1988) See more »

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Don't You Want Me
Written by Phil Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright (as Adrian Wright), Jo Callis
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Enjoyable, good entertainment, with a message!
2 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at a screening today and I enjoyed the movie.

I thought that all the leads did a good job, especially Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer.

They had some good chemistry, and Topher does a good job of playing an uncomfortable guy at times in the movie... Its fun and engaging, so you don't notice the time passing.

Also, it has an excellent 80s soundtrack, and even a message, which I won't give away so nothing is spoiled.

All in all, a good time will be had by all who go who like these kinds of movies!


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