Friday, March 4, 2011


Starring: Topher Grace and Anna Faris

Rated: R

Story: Recent MIT grad Matt Franklinshould 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, 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 and best friend Barry, 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. (Relativity Media)

Bottom Line: I guess 2 for 3 ain’t bad. Funny bits here, sweet bits there – but it swings and misses at being some sort of John Hughes-like, young adults are really witty romp. It’s not flat out awful – it just doesn’t bring anything new or intriguing to the table. If you’re thinking of seeing TAKE ME HOME TONGHT tonight – might I suggest staying home tonight and maybe, just maybe – when it comes out on DVD/Bluray – taking it home that night.

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