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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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Best. Night. Ever.


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

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Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kids in America  »

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$6,923,891 (USA) (15 April 2011)

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Seth Gable's (Brent Tufford), wife Bryce Dallas Howard stars in the movie Jurassic World with Chris Pratt who plays Kyle Masterson. See more »


When Matt and Barry are found in the stolen car (after they run it off the road while trying to snort cocaine) by Matt's father and his police partner, Matt's father breaks the driver's side mirror off the car with his baton. When he lifts Matt off the ground, the mirror is on the ground, but there is what appears to be one still attached to the driver's side of the car; it is actually the head-restraint of the driver's seat that the camera angle makes appear to be a reattached mirror. See more »


Matt Franklin: Tonight we're not thinking... just doing.
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References Violets Are Blue... (1986) See more »


Written by Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet
Performed by Yaz
Courtesy of Sire Records / Mute Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Reminiscing with Budds
11 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

3 grads from 1984. The best friend, Barry Nathan (Dan Fogler) is a car salesman straight out of high school. The twins, Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) and Wendy Franklin (Anna Faris). Matt is a graduate from MIT and the best employee at Suncoast Video. Wendy wanted to go to Cambridge only to get stuck to her High School boyfriend Kyle (Chris Pratt). The three, met by Matt's high school crush Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), who by the way hates her job and her boss wants to get a look at her goods. After graduation things didn't go the way they planned but tonight is Kyle's party and the crossroads for all of them to remember this night forever. It's 1988 a night where everything is the way it should be. A Journey back to old friends and 80's music. Well worth the watch. Some of you will say its corny of a movie but hey it's the 80's it was a corny era. Wait till they do a movie about the 90's. :(( 4 out of 5 stars.

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