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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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4 March 2011 (USA)  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,923,891 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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In the film, Matt works at the Suncoast video store. During high school, Topher Grace did, in fact, work at a Suncoast video store. 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: I'm... I'm just messed up, OK? I don't know what I want to do. And I'm sorry I'm such a fucking failure!
Bill Franklin: You haven't really failed, son, because you haven't really tried to succeed. So don't credit yourself as a failure. You're worse than that.
Matt Franklin: I just can't figure it out, Dad.
Bill Franklin: Don't cry like that in jail, son.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Let My Love Open The Door (E. Cola Mix)
Written and Performed by Pete Townshend
Courtesy of Eel-Pie Recording Productions, Ltd.
Under Exclusive License to Universal Music Enterprises
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Great movie, never went over the top
10 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie started out slowly, but about 20 minutes in really started to kick off.

To start, the plot was way better than what the commercials revealed, and it was just a feel good fun movie.

Although it wasn't non stop laughter through the whole movie, it was great humor and the right times.

We've been spoiled by some comedies lately that have you laughing when you enter til you leave, and the newest movies that are coming out are trying to replicate that and usually fail by going way over the top. For example, the other guys, get him to the Greek.

Take Me Home Tonight went back to just being a simple good comedy that NEVER went over the top. Topher Grace does an awesome job, and Dan Fogler is absolutely hilarious in it. It only gets an 8 because nothing ever gets a 10 and 9's are impossible. I would give it an 8.5 if I could though. Very pleased. Go see it!


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