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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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The movie took 4 years to be released. See more »

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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 »

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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 Dracula (1931) See more »

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Don't You Want Me
Written by Phil Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright (as Adrian Wright), Jo Callis
Performed by Atomic Tom
Atomic Tom appears courtesy of Universal Republic
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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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