I took a chance on another new comedy, this time choosing Take Me Home Tonight, starring Topher Grace (That 70s Show). The plot revolves around Matt, who has graduated from MIT, but hasn't done anything so far except work at a video store (sounds like my life! :) ). His parents, especially his father, want him to do something more with his life, and stop being so scared about what to do and the potential for failure. In addition to his indecisiveness about his life decisions, there's one other thing that has him hung up: he still has a crush on a girl from high school. They by chance run into each other the night of a big party, so he has a shot at finally getting the one he let pass him by. Matt's sister Wendy (Anna Faris) is having a college-related struggle of her own, as she keeps putting off opening her letter from Cambridge to be with her popular jock boyfriend and worrying that leaving LA will ruin their plans for a life together.
This was an enjoyable comedy set in the '80s, with common themes such as post-college crisis, overcoming fears, and taking control of your own life. Matt's best friend Barry (Dan Fogler) is great comic relief and his scenes really made the movie funny. It's a ridiculous comedy that goes over the top and strays from reality, but so did the '80s. Just as they say in the movie, it's not a night for thinking, but doing- or, in our case, watching. I'd say this is a movie aimed at folks in their late teens and early 20s, and will make for some good entertainment. For younger children, keep in mind there is drug use, language, and a small amount of nudity. An overall fun movie with some knee-slapping scenes. Check it out!
If you like this I recommend: Hot Tub Time Machine, Dazed and Confused
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