Take Me Home Tonight

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Relativity Media Released 2011

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Director:
Michael Dowse
Released:
2011
Rating:
R

Take Me Home Tonight is a 2011 American comedy film set in the 1980s. Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) is obsessed with Tori Fredreking (Teresa Palmer), who he believes to be the girl of his dreams. After graduating high school, Matt is working in a Suncoast Video when Tori walks into the store. After lying about his employment, she invites Matt to a party through by her boyfriend, Kyle Masterson (Chris Pratt). Matt, along with his twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry Nathan (Dan Fogler) decide to drive to the party together. What Matt and Wendy don't know is that Barry stole the car they are driving from the car dealership he was just fired from. Matt and Tori hit it off at the party, and so do Wendy and Kyle and they are off to party hop the rest of the night. For the rest of the night all the party goers face what they thought they wanted in life and find out if it was really for them or not.

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  • 60

    Variety Brian Lowry

    A pleasant-enough all-in-one-night comedy, featuring a protagonist facing the classic "Graduate"-like existential dilemma of post-college paralysis.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    What keeps the movie, directed by Michael Dowse, on a more or less even keel is its steady pacing and emotional kinship to John Hughes comedies like "Sixteen Candles" and "The Brea...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Overall Take Me Home Tonight represents a lateral move at best for its 24-hour party people, a step back at worst, and not worth your time either way.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Historical, Dramedy