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
A very good movie that is a close as you can get to a John Hughes movie with out actually being one. I say B+
"Matt, take a shot at something, don't think about it too much. Just take the shot." When the girl that Matt (Grace) has had a crush on since high school comes in to the video store where he works he decides its finally his chance to make a move. Matt's best friend and sister decide to help him in any way they can. I enjoyed this, but it wasn't what I expected. Judging by the preview for this I was expecting more of a straight comedy, while this had funny moments, it was a little more dramatic then I expected. This movie was set in the 80's, and I think that was to add a little something different to the over done plot, since the 80's aspect was not really discussed at all. This movie had the feel of a John Hughes movie, and was very fun to watch. Not really anything new, but Topher Grace and Anna Faris are a good pick for brother and sister, and the guy who plays Matt's best friend is really funny and over the top in this. Overall, a really good movie that is fun to watch, but the type of movie that has been done over and over, not usually as good as this one though. I give it a B+.
Would I watch again? - I might.
*Also Try - Sixteen Candles
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