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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 (79) »

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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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$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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Topher Grace's character was a graduate of Shermer High School, the same name as the high school in the 80's classic "Weird Science". See more »

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When Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) gives his speech before entering the ball, in the crowd is a party-goer wearing an Adidas beanie with the modern 3 sloped bars logo. The film is set in 1988, but the modern Adidas logo wasn't designed until 1990. 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 The Sure Thing (1985) See more »

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Come On Eileen
Written by Kevin Adams, James Paterson, Kevin Rowland
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners (as Dexy's Midnight Runners)
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
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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