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About Last Night... (1986)

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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

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Danny and Bernie are two single men living their lives on the wild side. But when Danny meets Debbie at a bar and the two start a relationship with a one night stand, Danny's life takes a different turn. How does this passionate night become a full affair and what effect will this relationship have on both people and their friendship with their best mates ? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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2 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Sexual Perversity in Chicago  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,152,469, 7 July 1986

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$38,702,310
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Extensive location filming, said director Edward Zwick, "enabled us to make a movie . . . as opposed to a filmed stage play . . . yet keep the spirit of the original intact. In its delicate balance between sexual and emotional intimacy, the appeal is one of identification. I hope that anyone who sees the picture will, if only for a brief moment, say, 'Someone's been eavesdropping on my life'." See more »

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Dan's meal on New Years Eve. See more »

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Bernie: You don't go here. You don't go there. You're about as much fun as a stick.
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WORDS INTO ACTION
Written by Mike Leeson and Peter Vale
Performed by Jermaine Jackson
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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The Difference Between Boys and Girls
24 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

At 5.8 stars this is underrated, probably dismissed due to two brat packer leads (Demi Moore, Rob Lowe) at the peak of their annoying bratpackerdom. It turns out, however, ABOUT LAST NIGHT is surprisingly witty and literate. It takes an unusually soulful look at the differences between how 20-something men and women see love and relationships, and is one of the smarter romantic comedies of the past 15 years.

There are a number of crisp and quotable dialogue exchanges (particularly between irascibly sexist Belushi and irrepressibly man-castrating Perkins), some funny but some heartfelt. The entire cast performs well, too, probably thanks to the steady hand of director Ed Zwick. In particular, Demi Moore is pretty darn good in both the light stuff (her memorable "female secrets" list to Lowe) and then later as the devastated and heartbroken weeper after the split. The usually cardboard Lowe is also surprisingly good, actually emoting and garnering our sympathy after foolishly breaking up with Demi but quickly realizing he has made a terrible mistake.

As "Boy Meets Girl, Boy Loses Girl" scenarios go, ABOUT LAST NIGHT's premise israther routine. However, the execution is cleverer and we care about Lowe's and Moore's characters, who are appealing and well drawn. SNL veteran Tim Kazurinsky scribed the story, which has just the right touch of angst, tears and laughter. More than comedy, however, ABOUT LAST NIGHT takes a revealing and realistic look at differences between the way men and women think. Perhaps a bit shmaltzy in the end, but still a productive use of your time, and a generally worthy relationship movie. 8.5 / 10.


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