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Topher Grace is a product of the 80s in the trailer for Take Me Home Tonight

12.14.2010

At first glance, the 80s-set comedy TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT seems to have a few things going for it: Topher Grace, attractive ladies (including the barely seen Michelle Trachtenberg), some NWA, Michael Biehn, and the inherent hilarity of the decade's gaudy garb.

But upon closer inspection, it looks like a fairly generic romcom that you might have watched... back in the 1980s. Your mileage may vary, or just make you think of LICENSE TO DRIVE.

The synopsis: As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer, Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should 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 (Teresa Palmer), 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 (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler), 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.

Check out the trailer below or in HD at Apple.

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Extra Tidbit: I used to think the lyric in the titular Eddie Money song was "Just slap Ronni's ass." Which doesn't make sense, but when do any misheard lyrics?
Source: Apple

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7:23PM on 12/15/2010
i like Topher, ill check this out
i like Topher, ill check this out
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4:29PM on 12/15/2010
Looks decent enough but I feel like this trailer showed the entire movie.
Looks decent enough but I feel like this trailer showed the entire movie.
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1:03PM on 12/15/2010
That poster just annoys me and I HATE it when a movie title is just a song title, but that looks better than I thought it would. Still a Netflixer for me . . . Oh yeah, as much as I like Grace, it bugs the crap out of me if someone goes by Topher instead of Christopher or Chris.
That poster just annoys me and I HATE it when a movie title is just a song title, but that looks better than I thought it would. Still a Netflixer for me . . . Oh yeah, as much as I like Grace, it bugs the crap out of me if someone goes by Topher instead of Christopher or Chris.
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12:33PM on 12/15/2010
To answer an earlier question, this indeed was called Young Americans and filmed like 3 years ago.
To answer an earlier question, this indeed was called Young Americans and filmed like 3 years ago.
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9:59AM on 12/15/2010

80's

haha...i love that foreman works at suncoast video. i bought so many over-priced videos from them.
haha...i love that foreman works at suncoast video. i bought so many over-priced videos from them.
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5:57AM on 12/15/2010
Meeh. The eighties looked a lot worse and embarassing than that. This looks polished. And I agree with "guy". They look too old for this shit...
Meeh. The eighties looked a lot worse and embarassing than that. This looks polished. And I agree with "guy". They look too old for this shit...
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2:59AM on 12/15/2010

Topher Grace is 32

C'mon dude, time to start branching out.
C'mon dude, time to start branching out.
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3:24AM on 12/15/2010
It was filmed when he was 28.
It was filmed when he was 28.
1:42AM on 12/15/2010

im sold

Foreman and 80's music. Hell yeahhhh
Foreman and 80's music. Hell yeahhhh
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12:29AM on 12/15/2010
I'm there. Great cast and soundtrack.
I'm there. Great cast and soundtrack.
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12:28AM on 12/15/2010
Topher will always be Foreman to me.
Topher will always be Foreman to me.
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12:03AM on 12/15/2010
I love movies like this and especially love 80's movies. Will definitely be checking this out.
I love movies like this and especially love 80's movies. Will definitely be checking this out.
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12:02AM on 12/15/2010

i've seen this before

looks like "Hot Tub Time Machine" and that turned out to be ok. i'm not gonna rush to see it but i wouldnt mind checking out the 80s
looks like "Hot Tub Time Machine" and that turned out to be ok. i'm not gonna rush to see it but i wouldnt mind checking out the 80s
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11:45PM on 12/14/2010
I like that the trailer didn't have any "Hey, this is the 80's and look at the tacky shit people did back then" moments. They seem to be treating the era more like a period piece would. I'll check this out for sure.
I like that the trailer didn't have any "Hey, this is the 80's and look at the tacky shit people did back then" moments. They seem to be treating the era more like a period piece would. I'll check this out for sure.
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11:26PM on 12/14/2010
More eighties junk? Are we still on the eighties?
More eighties junk? Are we still on the eighties?
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12:02AM on 12/15/2010
more negative comments on everything? Are we still doing this?
more negative comments on everything? Are we still doing this?
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11:22PM on 12/14/2010

Hmmm...

I love 80's flix, and i even like movies about 80's flix... but this seems like it would have been better if Topher Grace and Anna Farris were in it 10 years ago. I'm still gonna see it though!
I love 80's flix, and i even like movies about 80's flix... but this seems like it would have been better if Topher Grace and Anna Farris were in it 10 years ago. I'm still gonna see it though!
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11:02PM on 12/14/2010

"Put a little relish on your hot dog!!!"


I'll watch this.

I'll watch this.
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10:59PM on 12/14/2010
I really don't care for these typical 80's knock offs of the loser character anyone can relate to getting the girl of his dreams with his loserish friend through a wild night of crazy things....but this honestly looks good and Topher Grace sold me.
I really don't care for these typical 80's knock offs of the loser character anyone can relate to getting the girl of his dreams with his loserish friend through a wild night of crazy things....but this honestly looks good and Topher Grace sold me.
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10:39PM on 12/14/2010
Was this originally titled "Young Americans"?
Was this originally titled "Young Americans"?
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12:50AM on 12/15/2010
It was indeed called "Young Americans" and has been on the shelf for a looooooong time. Still, looks fun.
It was indeed called "Young Americans" and has been on the shelf for a looooooong time. Still, looks fun.
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10:36PM on 12/14/2010
Looks surprisingly good!
Looks surprisingly good!
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