Take Me Home Tonight (2011 Movie)


Take Me Home Tonight looks pretty promising, because I remember my life in the late 80’s, and it resembled a lot of this film. Approaching graduation, I often made up my job title, if only to impress the girl who’s hair most resembled Cindi Lauper or Madonna.

However, I did date this one brunette in 87 that looked an awful lot like Ron Jeremy, she was Italian I think. And thats where the similarities end for me and Take Me Home Tonight. I never dated a girl that looked like Teresa Palmer, or Anna Faris, I never stole a car, and I was passed out drunk by 11:00 at my grad party which was in 1989. I get it. If I was a girl, I’d find Topher Grace attractive. If I were a real man, I’d find Teresa Palmer irresistible, but I’m married and have taken a vow to only look at my wife.

So it’s a good think hollywood also finds both these actors desirable, because they are starring in this new 80’s flashback,  coming soon.

Take Me Home Tonight

As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer, Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits.

Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

But Matt’s silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), walks into the store.  When she invites him to an epic, end-of-summer party, Matt thinks he finally might have a chance with the girl of his dreams.  With his cynical twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler), Matt embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime evening. From stealing a car to a marriage proposal to an indescribable, no-holds-barred dance-off, these friends share experiences that will change the course of their lives on one unforgettable night in the Go-Go ’80s.

Take Me Home Tonight Trailer

Who’s It For?

Its a comedy for adults, and restricted. Looks like it is aimed at those of us who graduated in the 80’s and are 40, or approaching it.

Movie Release Date

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT opens nationwide on March 4th, 2011.

Who’s In It?

CAST: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Lucy Punch, Michael Ian Black, Demetri Martin

What’s Good About It?

I’m a sucker for movies based in the 80’s, a simpler time. No cell-phones, no internet, hardly any hardcore drugs to worry about.

What’s Bad About It?

How could they not be using ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ by Eddie Money as the main song in this movie?

Our Clever Prediction

We’ll check it out, it can’t be worse than Tron Legacy.


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