Take Me Home Tonight
Best. Night. Ever.
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.
I've said it before, I'm a sucker for 80's music and 90's theme films. I loved this movie, i know that a lot of peeople will say it's bad but i have to disagree. The soundtrack is awesome, it's funny and the acting is pretty good. If you are a child of the 80's like myself then check this out.
This is a vastly underrated comedy. Topher Grace should be in more movies. He is a very good young actor. There are plenty of genuinely funny parts to be had in this film. Where Take Me Home Tonight fails to deliver is in it's overall plot. Taking place in one twenty four hour span, we don't know the characters enough to even care what happens to them.
TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT sat on the shelf for a few years before finally getting released. This, despite starring Topher Grace and Anna Farris and coming from the creative team behind That 70’s Show.
I understand why after seeing it. It’s not particularly bad; it’s just not special in any kind of way. It’s a perfectly serviceable direct-to-dvd 80’s tribute. But instead it was held off and quietly thrown into theaters where it just died.
I’m not crying over its failure either. Just as it’s not that bad, it’s also not that good. The actors are all fine in their roles and it’s admittedly fun to revisit a decade as ridiculous as the 1980’s. But again, there was nothing special…
This movie is just an awful mess. It’s a comedy with no laughs, Topher Grace is annoying, Anna Faris is given nothing to do, and Dan Fogler makes Jonah Hill look like he deserves that oscar nomination (yeah, that’s bad). There’s also an incredibly shallow plot and you can tell this movie just wants to be American Graffiti so BAD… but it’s not, by any means. Avoid this at all costs.
Watched because this came from the director of Goon, It's All Gone Pete Tong, and the Fubar films. I can only guess this was a 'director for hire' gig, because this just plain stinks.
All the details are right, this thing is swimming in 80s nostalgia for no justifiable reason, and half of the movie is more or less an 80s dance party. Outside of that is an all-too-familiar "What am I going to do with my life" story with the same old get-the-girl plot and the fat best friend who gets in wacky situations.
It doesn't help that each of these two leads is extremely unlikeable, particularly Dan Fogler's character. And Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are completely wasted in roles which require no effort let alone comedic chops.
If you liked Goon, skip over this to his other films. Don't waste your time on this crap.
After all the negative press I had low expectations of it but I was pleasantly surprised. I laughed Topher Grace and Terressa Palmer are both fantastic, it's a film I'll be will to watch again.
Good job re-creating the 80s. Liked the soundtrack. Teresa Palmer is gorgeous. Ultimately, the movie is a little too long and little too serious for what it was trying to do - replicate a teen movie from the 80s.
Like last year's Easy A, Take Me Home Tonight feels like a bit of a throwback to the films of John Hughes. A bit raunchier, Take Me Home Tonight probably lives somewhere between John Hughes and Superbad.
Topher Grace is an actor who deserves more credit. Once again here he proves his talent with his great comedic timing and deadpan delivery. Grace also came up with the story, which explains the odd obsession with Suncoast (he once worked there in his pre-acting days).
What I don't quite understand is why the film was set in the 80's. It was in no way pertinent to the story and felt like nothing but a device for easy jokes. Yet every 80's reference,…
How do you name a movie after a classic 80's Eddie Money track, that's one of my favorite 80's guilty pleasures and you don't even play it ONCE the entire frickin' movie?!
Also, great cast of characters, so its a shame the two male leads are Topher Grace and Dan Fogler, two of the most annoying, try-so-hard to be funny actors on Earth.
Fairly standard comedy in the "one crazy night" tradition. The 80's novelty wears off in about 5 minutes. Passable yet forgettable.
Above-average party comedy set across one day. Topher Grace and Anna Faris are on good form.
It isn't really too surprising that this was on a shelf for more than a year, as I'm not sure it was ever marketable even under the best of circumstances, which is to say, even if it had been a good movie. The 80's nostalgia angle is dubious, particularly in light of this not having subject matter that would appeal to the age-group of people with genuine 80's nostalgia, and I like Topher Grace as much as anybody, but casting him and Kristin Stewert-lookalike Teresa Palmer as romantic leads is likewise not really a slam-dunk sales-wise, either.
Dan Fogler does a not-so-good Jonah Hill. Anna Farris plays against her strengths, and the plot, such as it is, is an odd…
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Incredibly underrated. Think of it as a continuation of the Eric Foreman character in That 70's Show, since it is from the same writers and it takes place in the 80's. But its very very good.
At first this movie seemed like just an excuse to put people in 80s clothes and play random 80s popular music. And, well, it kind of is. But that’s okay—I mean, I freaking loved “Hot Tub Time Machine”, so who am I to judge? But I also identified with the lead character—having graduated with an advanced degree and then hating my chosen profession with such a passion that I quit and started working in a music store. I know the depths of despair when you choose wrongly and don’t know what to do about it.
I love Anna Faris and Topher Grace, so they were obviously enjoyable. But I also really liked Teresa Palmer. She reminded me of a blonde Kristen Stewart who smiles more. I’d love to see her other work.