We just got word of an upcoming movie set in the summer of 1988. Take Me Home Tonight stars Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), Anna Faris (Scary Movie), Dan Fogler (Fanboys), and Teresa Palmer (who looks like a collage of Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson and Amber Heard, are we right?) in a movie based on a story by Topher Grace and Gordon Kaywin.
Also in the cast are a collection of acting vets who are known for being pro’s at making with the funny: Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl, Mercy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lucy Punch, Michael Ian Black and Demetri Martin.
Our prediction for this movie is that it will become a cult classic akin to Can’t Hardly Wait (which feels similar based on the party premise, the boy who wants the dream girl but should be with his best friend, and the cameo’s of several famous faces.) It’s hard to be sure about a movie from a trailer (we’ve been wrong before) but this looks like a solid flick you will not regret watching.
Take Me Home Tonight Summary/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.
Take Me Home Tonight Trailer:
The Take Me Home Tonight Soundtrack (if they make one – which they should) will probably include: Relax (Don’t Do it) – Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A. and Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money.
Take Me Home Tonight movie Quotes:
“Matthew, the summer’s over. I wanna hear your plan.”
“I guess my plan is to keep working at Suncoast video until I figure out what I wanna do with my life.”
“I just think you have such potential, you could be an astronaut.”
“Oh, problem solved. I’ll just be an astronaut.”
“Amazing! You’re gonna trick her into liking you. And then you’re gonna be like, ‘it’s meeee’.”
“The Fredricking does not roll in a Kumquat.”
“Whatever you do, it’s what you’re gonna be. And I just don’t know what I wanna be. Yet.”
“Big life decision? At least I’m making one. You’re so scared you can’t choose anything.”
“Why can’t you give yourself one night of enjoyment? Just one night? Put a little relish on your hot dog!”
Visit the Official Take Me Home Tonight site.
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