About Last Night
About Last Night (1986)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 1, 1986
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

This is the yuppie drama that St. Elmo`s Fire wanted to be but wasn't.

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Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News


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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Variety Staff

Film lacks much of Mamet's grittiness, but is likable in its own right.

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Empire Magazine

Engaging performances from the two leads are complemented by a witty script with some great one-liners, and five-star support from James Belushi.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Time Out

The screenwriters work many nice little observations into their occasionally over-quippish script, but this is considerably smaller than the sum of its parts.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

About Last Night... is occasionally wonderful, but inevitably disappointing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Somehow, I missed watching this one, though I love 80's movies and have watched almost all the well known ones, and plenty not so well ones too. Probably… More
Aj V
A predictable, boring romantic drama that's only watchable for the sex scenes with the hot actors. Other than that, I don't care for this movie.
Carlos Magalh„es
The kind of movie that brings out the romantic in me and breaks my heart in the same proportion, depicting love and commitment with absolute sincerity and how… More
Ken Stachnik
About Last Night should be seen by anyone who has ever lived, loved or fucked in Chicago (especially if you did it in the 80's). Zwick proves yet again… More
Kevin M. Williams
While considered must see in its time its basic consideration (why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?") has lost its impact. What's left… More
Adam Mahler
Montage, montage, unknown MOR 80s music, montage... This is how people learned about the development of a youthful romance before Power Point. What I took most… More

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