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David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago was adapted for the big screen by fellow Chicago citizen Tim Kazurinsky and became About Last Night... The film stars Rob Lowe as Danny and Demi Moore as Debbie. The pair meet and engage in a torrid sexual relationship, but then slowly negotiate if there is anything more between them. Lowe seeks advice from his loudmouthed friend Bernie (Chicago native James Belushi), whose offers little more than outrageous tales of his randy exploits. Debbie confides in her best friend Joan (Elizabeth Perkins), a bitter, single kindergarten teacher who has… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

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"Writers DeClue and Kazurinsky have created a recognizable geography for every age; you suspect that About Last Night will set off pangs of identification everywhere."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"This is the yuppie drama that St. Elmo`s Fire wanted to be but wasn't."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Odious."
‑ Joe Baltake, Philadelphia Daily News
"Lowe and Moore do well as the on-again, off-again partners, although it is James Belushi, in an over-the-top supporting performance his brother John would have been proud of, who all but walks off with the show."
‑ Peter Freedman, Radio Times
"Starts out strong and has potential, but then deteriorates into soap opera and endless montages."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Homework assignment: Is the decision to change both the title and the thrust of Mamet's play evidence of perversity or of perversion? Due tomorrow. Class dismissed."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Film lacks much of Mamet's grittiness, but is likable in its own right."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Engaging performances from the two leads are complemented by a witty script with some great one-liners, and five-star support from James Belushi."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"What emerges on the screen, however, is largely bland and prettified, virtually indistinguishable from any other trendy Hollywood romance of its period."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great adaptation of Mamet's play...if they ever make my life story, Jim Belushi is playing me!"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"The shocks of recognition are largely absorbed by the standard narrative structure that replaces Mamet's blackouts; the characters, instead of functioning as archetypes, look underwritten, half alive."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The screenwriters work many nice little observations into their occasionally over-quippish script, but this is considerably smaller than the sum of its parts."
‑ , Time Out
"About Last Night... is occasionally wonderful, but inevitably disappointing."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"It takes a lot in order for Jim Belushi to be the best actor in something."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"clever script and performances"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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