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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 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

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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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Trivia

Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more »

Goofs

There is a scene where Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart" is playing prominently, but the album came out in September 1989. The film takes place on a night in 1988. See more »

Quotes

Matt Franklin: Shut the fuck up and drive. I'm Matt Franklin. I work at Suncoast video at the mall and I still live with my parents. I don't know what I'm doing up here. I'm scared. And you know what... I have been so afraid of my life, that I have missed my life. But I'm like all of you. We're all scared. We're all trying to be something that were not. But tonight all of that changes. Tonight, I'm not afraid. Tonight, I got one thing to say to all that bullshit. Fuck it.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Written by Nick Feldman, Jack Hues (as Jeremy Ryder), Péter Wolf
Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Reminiscing with Budds
11 March 2011 | by rawvibesSee all my reviews

3 grads from 1984. The best friend, Barry Nathan (Dan Fogler) is a car salesman straight out of high school. The twins, Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) and Wendy Franklin (Anna Faris). Matt is a graduate from MIT and the best employee at Suncoast Video. Wendy wanted to go to Cambridge only to get stuck to her High School boyfriend Kyle (Chris Pratt). The three, met by Matt's high school crush Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), who by the way hates her job and her boss wants to get a look at her goods. After graduation things didn't go the way they planned but tonight is Kyle's party and the crossroads for all of them to remember this night forever. It's 1988 a night where everything is the way it should be. A Journey back to old friends and 80's music. Well worth the watch. Some of you will say its corny of a movie but hey it's the 80's it was a corny era. Wait till they do a movie about the 90's. :(( 4 out of 5 stars.


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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$6,928,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,550,073
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2.35 : 1
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