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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


While the film is set in 1988, some of the films seen at the video store would not see a video release until later on. See more »


Matt Franklin: Tonight we're not thinking... just doing.
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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »


Written by Ric Smith, Alfie Thomas and Karl Hyde
Performed by Freur
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited and Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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