Take Me Home Tonight


Take Me Home Tonight

Critics 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.



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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. -- (C) Relativity

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Topher Grace
as Matt Franklin
Anna Faris
as Wendy Franklin
Dan Fogler
as Barry Nathan
Teresa Palmer
as Tori Frederking
Chris Pratt
as Kyle Masterson
Michael Biehn
as Bill Franklin
Jeanie Hackett
as Libby Franklin
Lucy Punch
as Shelly
Michael Ian Black
as Pete Bering
Angie Everhart
as Trish Anderson
Robert Hoffman (X)
as Tyler "Dance Machine" Jones
Ryan Bittle
as Rick Herrington
Bruce Nelson
as Officer Frank Johnson
Erin Eisenhower
as Tyler's Girlfriend
Clement von Franckenstein
as Francis Triebverbrecher
Kyle Gonnell
as D.J. Rubik's³
Dustin James
as That Loser Who Always Shows Up at the Party With a Guitar
Megan Mieduch
as Betsy's Friend
Diana Newton
as Popular Girl
Michael Rolland
as Party Guy
Josh Smith
as Rocker Dude
Annie Boon
as Crying Girl
Dany Wolf
as Guest at Banker Party
Wil Daly
as Guest at Banker Party
Roxanne Lauren Knouse
as Guest at Banker Party
Richie Keen
as Guest at Banker Party
Darla Haun
as Record Store Manager
Chien Yang
as Korean Man
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Audience Reviews for Take Me Home Tonight

  • May 31, 2015
    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 L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2013
    I was shocked with this film. From the trailer, I thought the film was gonna be stupid and boring. However, after watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised by it. I found it funny and entertaining. It reminded me of movies like License to Drive, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Grosse Point Blank. I thought this was a better version of an homage to the 1980s than the movie, Hot Tub Time Machine. From the looks to the music, I loved hearing and seeing the 80s here. Topher Grace, Anna Faris, and Dan Fogler all shine here. Teresa Palmer is very good too. Michael Biehn steals all the scenes that he is in. I definitely recommend this movie.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • May 16, 2013
    A wonderfully campy '80s period comedy, Take Me Home Tonight is hilariously entertaining. The story follows a video store clerk named Matt Franklin who gets a second chance to win over his old high school crush when he learns that she's going to a local Labor Day party. Featuring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, and Teresa Palmer, the film has a strong cast that's able to bring the comedy. The '80s aesthetic is brilliantly done, and completely encapsulates the energy and style of the period without being gaudy or meta. Additionally, the soundtrack is outstanding and gives the film personality. Take Me Home Tonight is a sincere romantic comedy that's a lot of fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2012
    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 X Super Reviewer

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