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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

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Plot Keywords:

sex scene | friend | party | sister | night | See All (79) »

Taglines:

Best. Night. Ever.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids in America 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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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more »

Goofs

The song Safety Dance is played at the party, which happens in 1988. The version that is played was the Biomix version from the 1996 movie Bio-Dome, not the 1983 album release. 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 *batteries not included (1987) See more »

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Oh Sherrie
Written by Bill Cuomo, Steve Perry, Randy Goodrum, Craig Krampf
Performed by Dustin Leighton (uncredited)
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Entertaining Feel Good Comedy
28 May 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the 80's, in Los Angeles, the video store clerk Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) is graduated in MIT but is kind of lost and does not know what he wants to be for the great deception of his father, the police officer Bill Franklin (Michael Biehn), who has invested one quarter of his savings to pay the MIT. Matt has a crush on the gorgeous Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer) since the elementary school but he has never invited her to date and she moved to Europe. His twin sister Wendy Franklin (Anna Faris) has made an application to the master's degree in Cambridge but she is engaged of the brainless Kyle Masterson (Chris Pratt) and afraid to open the Cambridge's letter with the answer. Matt's best friend is the salesman Barry Nathan (Dan Fogler) has just been fired from his job at a car dealer. Out of the blue, Tori comes to the mall and stops at the video store to rent a video and Matt poses of banker to impress her. Tori invites him to go to a party in Kyle's house and Matt, who does not have a good relationship with Wendy's boyfriend, decides to go with Barry. However, he is decided to impress Tori and they rob a Mercedes Benz from Barry's former firm, in the beginning of a very crazy night.

"Take Me Home Tonight" is an entertaining feel good comedy that works mainly because of the chemistry between Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer. There are funny, but also silly situations and the surprising conclusion when Tori gives her phone number in her business card makes the viewer think whether it was normal, for this generation in the USA, pretend to be more than they really are or it is just a story. The talented Teresa Palmer is very gorgeous and Anna Faris is more restrained than usual. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Noite Mais Que Louca" ("One More than Crazy Night")


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