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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.

Director:

Michael Dowse

Writers:

Jackie Filgo (screenplay), Jeff Filgo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Topher Grace ... Matt Franklin
Anna Faris ... Wendy Franklin
Dan Fogler ... Barry Nathan
Teresa Palmer ... Tori Frederking
Chris Pratt ... Kyle Masterson
Michael Biehn ... Bill Franklin
Jeanie Hackett Jeanie Hackett ... Libby Franklin
Lucy Punch ... Shelly
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Ashley
Demetri Martin ... Carlos
Michael Ian Black ... Pete Bering
Bob Odenkirk ... Mike
Angie Everhart ... Trish Anderson
Jay Jablonski ... Benji
Edwin Hodge ... Bryce
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Best. Night. Ever.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Americans See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,464,679, 6 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,923,891, 17 April 2011
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Topher Grace's character was a graduate of Shermer High School, the same name as the high school in the 1980s classic movies like Weird Science (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Vacation (1983). See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene, a Sega CD box is clearly visible in the background. This system would not be available in North America until sometime in 1992. See more »

Quotes

Tori Frederking: [seductively] Dare. Come over here, and bring your lips as close to mine as possible, without touching.
Matt Franklin: Truth. Are you messing with me right now?
Tori Frederking: [smiling] Dare. Come and find out.
[after a moment of hesitation, Matt laughs and starts scooting over]
Tori Frederking: Come onnn.
[they both laugh nervously]
Matt Franklin: Is that good?
Tori Frederking: No... Come closer.
[they bring their faces really close]
Tori Frederking: What's that sound?
[...]
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References Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Alrock's Bells
Written by Ira Kaplan
Performed by Yo La Tengo
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Great movie, never went over the top
10 March 2011 | by jakek924See 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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