Take Me Home Tonight (2011)



Critic Consensus: It has a charming sweetness about it, but Take Me Home Tonight is neither funny nor original enough to live up to the comedies it evokes.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (for language, sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Dowse, Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 19, 2011
Box Office: $6.9M
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Critic Reviews for Take Me Home Tonight

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (32)

This unfunny comedy isn't worth leaving home for.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

Just a standard, dull pseudo-teen comedy that just happens to take place in the '80s.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

Ten years too late -- for the movie, the actors playing the roles in the movie. It's "Hot Tub Time Machine" without the time machine or the hot tub. Or the fun.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
Tribune News Service

Take Me Home Tonight is a much deeper, dramatic movie than most give it credit for. And it's also a hoot, too - largely thanks to Dan Fogler and the amusing cameo appearances.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

Pap in service of wistfulness about a time period now thoroughly mocked to death.

Full Review… | September 12, 2011
Lessons of Darkness

This 80s-nostalgic comedy relies too much on its big hair and bright clothes and not enough on getting inside the head of its characters.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011

Audience Reviews for Take Me Home Tonight

Another teen angst movie, except the characters are a little older, and the plot is a stretch. The whole point of teen angst movies is to mature and discover yourself, but this movie is not as interesting or funny as others in this genre

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Ok, the only reason I started watching this was for Anna Faris, but she didn't even have any comedy scenes!! My favorite parts of the film were the ones between Topher Grace (who, for some reason, I feel like is...getting older and weirder?) and the blonde girl, but calling something "favorite" is kinda stretching it, more like, the "only tolerable parts."

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Part comedy, part drama, and part romance, Michael Dowse's Take Me Home Tonight is just that and nothing more.What hurts this picture the most is the predictability and lack of depth with the plot. It isn't atrocious by any means, as the 90 minute story basically spans a single night, which tends to draw some interest. Other than that, there isn't much else that stands out.As usual the laughs are hit or miss, with a good portion of it driven with sexuality, drugs, and drinking. On the other hand, the soundtrack is quite amusing, as it goes with the late '80s setting.Topher Grace only does so much, but for what it's worth he is able to front this film. Dan Fogler frequently pops in and out as the comic relief, which mentioned earlier is hit or miss. The lovely Teresa Palmer is a pleasure to view on screen. It's a good thing she has a bunch of air time. Anna Faris ends up a bit underused.Take Me Home Tonight seemingly gets by when all is said and done. Chance it and move on.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

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