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Take Me Home (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 October 2013 (Turkey)
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Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.

Director:

Sam Jaeger

Writer:

Sam Jaeger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Jaeger ... Claire
Sam Jaeger ... Thom
Victor Garber ... Arnold
Cristine Rose ... Lynnette
Lin Shaye ... Jill
Bree Turner ... Eve
Brennan Elliott ... Eric
Michelle Krusiec ... Suzanne
Eli Goodman ... Alan
Amanda Lund ... Candy
Avner Garbi Avner Garbi ... Dave
Dennis Romer Dennis Romer ... Keppel
Frieda Jane ... Secretary
Ed Vaughan ... Motel Clerk
Doreen Dunn Doreen Dunn ... Hotel Front Desk Clerk
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Storyline

In New York City, Thom is broke and jobless, illegally working as a taxi driver just to make some quick cash to try and pay his rent. Claire is a successful business-woman, but personally she's in shambles trying to recover from a bump in her marriage and then comes the phone call that her distant father is in the hospital. Not knowing what to do, Claire hops in Thom's cab and orders him to just drive. And so he does. The duo find themselves in Pennsylvania and make the rash decision to drive across the country. On the road to California, there are many detours, as the obstacles and secrets force them to learn about themselves and each other. Written by napierslogs

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Askin Yolu See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$379, 13 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,374, 3 June 2012
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The actors who play the two main characters are married in real life. See more »

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When Thom gets kicked out of his apartment, he has a folder in his hand, then he follows the owner down the stairs and his hand is empty. After the shot changes and he is at the end of the staircase the folder reappears in his hands. See more »

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[first lines]
Thom: Actually, sir, if you could just take a look now, I'd really appreciate it. There's this issue with my landlord. He's kind of on my back. So if you could just, please - please - thank you.
Alan: Not bad, nice work, good job. Thanks for coming in.
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The producers wish to thank ... Officer Dubois. See more »

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Wild Moan
Written by Jordan Beckett
Performed by Jordan Beckett
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Romantic Road Trip
23 April 2016 | by Jonathan CSee all my reviews

Take Me Home is a romantic comedy starring Sam Jaeger, a popular TV and character actor. He plays Tom, an aspiring photographer and part-time unlicensed cab driver who is a bit down on his luck. On the evening that he gets kicked out of his apartment for rent delinquency, outfits his cab to try to get a fare and picks up an attractive young woman, Claire, who has recently caught her husband in an affair and also has just found out that her father has had a heart attack. She breaks down in his cab, and tells Tom to "just drive", but eventually hires him to drive all the way to California to find her father. And the road trip is on.

As romantic comedy premises go, this one is just fine, and predictably, the relationship between the two down and out protagonists grows with their own mutual understanding. The most interesting part of this movie to me is that Sam and Amber Jaeger, the leads, are real-life husband and wife, and this seemed to make a big difference to me. The knowing looks that they give each other and the affection that they display are just full of reality and feeling, and I really sensed something different from all other rom-com movies I have seen. The movie is not without flaws, but it is really interesting to see these two actors create characters from the real feelings that they have about each other as people.

Let the buyer beware--if you are not into rom-com and would rather watch the Terminator, this is not your movie. Otherwise, it is very touching and sweet.


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