Friday, September 02, 2011

Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Run time: 1 hrs 54 min
Starring: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, Dan Fogler

A floundering MIT graduate sends out the '80s with a bang after being invited to an end-of-summer bash by his former high school crush in this nostalgia-flavored comedy. Matt Franklin (Grace) has just graduated from MIT, but he's content to spend his days stacking the shelves of his local Suncoast Video instead of going to work for a Fortune 500 company. Meanwhile, his sarcastic twin sister, Wendy (Faris), knows he can do better, and his best friend, Barry (Fogler), has a wild streak the size of the Mississippi River.

When Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer) happens into the video store one day and strikes up a conversation with Matt, he compulsively lies about having a job at Goldman Sachs. Incredibly, Matt and Tori hit it off, and she invites him to join her for a massive summer blowout. The opportunity of a lifetime finally within reach, Matt arrives at the party in style, intent on sweeping Tori off her feet.

Later, somewhere between the stolen car and the epic dance-off, Matt, Tori, Wendy, and Barry realize that this is the night they will still be thinking about when they're old and gray, and the neon-drenched '80s are just a distant memory.

What I Can Tell You:
My niece came over and we watched it together. It was a fun movie and my husband came out to tell me he could hear us laughing from three rooms away. Mostly, we enjoyed the awkwardness that Topher seems to pull off with complete ease. Personally, I loved the soundtrack.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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