Take Me Home Tonight
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's an amiable but slow slice of nostalgia: think 'Hot Tub Time Machine' meets 'Superbad' - without the big laughs."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"It's formulaic at best - and even that formula isn't always thought through."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"This unfunny comedy isn't worth leaving home for."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"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."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"As enjoyable as the soundtrack and general nostalgia of this film is, it just doesn't rise above wannabe status."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"This low-powered, amiable, stunningly unimportant movie is essentially one long, noisy party (set in two houses)."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Drinking jokes. Sex jokes. Wild antics. Sincere looks. Nothing goes on here that hasn't gone on -- and gone on better -- in other movies."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Just a standard, dull pseudo-teen comedy that just happens to take place in the '80s."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Pap in service of wistfulness about a time period now thoroughly mocked to death."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"...a better-than-expected bit of '80s nostalgia..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
""Take Me Home Tonight" is not a bad movie. In fact, it's pretty good. It's just unnecessary."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"A dirge of a comedy..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"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."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"A tonally uneasy mish-mash of stale slapstick and nave representations of drug use."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
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