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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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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

Matt is seen re-pricing copies of The Secret of My Success (1987) while working at Suncoast. The plots of the two films are very similar, with a recent college graduate pretending to be much more successful than he really is. See more »

Goofs

People did not lift up dually pickup trucks in the eighties (four wheels in the back, with expanded fenders). It wasn't until the very late eighties when people started lifting up regular four wheel drive pickups. 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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Connections

References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fanatic
Written by Jeffrey Spry, Joseph Spry, Arthur Blea, Louis Ruiz, Daniel Sands
Performed by Felony
Courtesy of Microhits Music Corp.
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Formulaic but follows the formula well.
3 March 2011 | by jbrownbusinessSee all my reviews

A classic tale of unrequited love and a second shot at that love ala John Hughes complete with a hero that lies to get his foot in the door then has to make a complete jackass of himself after being honest blows up in his face, a goofy misguided sidekick, and a fantastic 80's soundtrack. Like I said, the format is not original but the content was well done. The painful awkward moments were very painful and awkward, the funny bits were very funny, you felt there was a connection there (albeit a one way connection at first since it's that kind of a movie), and it didn't seem forced (even the over the top redemption seemed to fit well). People that don't enjoy slightly grown up teen comedies may not enjoy this film but I for one had a blast.


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