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Take Me Home Tonight

It`s the late 80s 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 (Topher Grace), 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 (Michael Biehm) consternation. The crises keep piling up in Matt`s life. His best buddy Barry (Dan Fogler) has just gotten fired from his job, his brainy sister Wendy (Anna Faris) is getting hitched to her vapid boyfriend Kyle (Chris Pratt), and the gorgeous Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), 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.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: 18
Release Date: 21 Jul 2011
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Running Time: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
Distributor: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
Cast: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Michael Biehm, Teresa Palmer
Director: Michael Dowse
Format: NA

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Writer: Naseem Randhawa

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Watch this if you liked: “High Fidelity”, “Say Anything” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”

A movie that is bound to bring over some nostalgia for being set in the 80's where high school movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" reigned like wildfire, "Take Me Home Tonight", proofs to be an average movie that tries to replicate the good times when its obviously way past its due date.

The film follows Topher Grace (Matt) in yet another awkward role at which he's best at; as a MIT graduate who can't find his place not only in the working world, but in life in general. Things start to get haywire when Matt who has to succumb watching everyone else in his life have a successful career while he works at the video rental store, bumps into his high school crush Tori (played by Theresa Palmer). Undeniably nervous and abashed with his current employment status, Matt finds himself lying about working at Goldman Sachs (a successful investment bank) to impress Tori as she mentions a high school reunion party one of their high school jock friend is throwing later that night. With an entourage comprising of his twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris), best friend Barry (Dan Folger), a stolen car and a hidden stash of cocaine, the night offers more laughs than a disco ball full of reflective pieces.

Topher Grace who has a knack for this kind of nostalgic comedy since his long tenure with TV's "That 70's Show", acts no different than his previous role as Eric, the geeky boy next door with no guts to muster the courage when it comes to talking with girls. Anna Faris who has acted in countless of teen movies over the years especially with the "Scary Movie" series, seems pretty redundant this time in her role as a teenager yet again. Dan Folger as the crazy over-reacting best friend, tries to be the fat guy that helms the majority of the laughs, but sadly leaves us with more feelings of annoyance than humour.

"Take Me Home Tonight" seems to be that 80's John Hughes movie that tried to relive the 'glory days' of the 80's in contemporary times, but instead leaves audience with a strange nauseous feeling of 'glory daze'.

Cinema Online, 11 July 2011
   
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U - General viewing for all ages
P13 - Parental guidance is advisable for children below 13 years old
18 - For 18+ with elements for mature audiences
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