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
Although the film takes place around Los Angeles, California, it was actually filmed in Phoenix, Arizona. See more »
People did not lift up dually pickup trucks in the eighties (four wheels in the back, with expanded fenders). It wasn't until the very late eighties when people started lifting up regular four wheel drive pickups. See more »
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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