Comedy and music from the 80’s make a comeback with Take Me Home Tonight…but don’t be scared

Take Me Home Tonight gets its name from the Eddie Money song of the same name. This film should bring back more than a few memories for those of us who grew before the age of streaming video and 500 channels of TV. A time when people actually went to video stores, bought microwave popcorn, and sometimes met future mates. Along with the Eddie Money track, I heard N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton thumpin’ in the background, as party revelers jumped into a pool at a house party. Today, all you hear about is the latest gadget and how interesting it is to stay home and eat tofu. What the fuck happened folks?

Maybe a film like Take Me Home Tonight is just what we need. Anything to get us out of our current state of mental rigor mortis.

Anyway, enough of my lecturing. Here’s the synopsis for the Michael Dowse film, which hits theaters on March 4th, 2011:

As the summer of 1988 winds down, three friends on the verge of adulthood attend an out-of-control party in celebration of their last night of unbridled youth. Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler and Teresa Palmer, 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.

Check out a few images, the poster, and trailer for Take Me Home Tonight below.

(Left to right.) Topher Grace and Dan Fogler in Take Me Home Tonight. Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff, SMPSP© 2010 Relativity
(Left to right.) Topher Grace and Dan Fogler in Take Me Home Tonight. Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff, SMPSP© 2010 Relativity
Matt (Topher Grace) and Tori (Teresa Palmer) meet again for the first time since high school in Suncoast Video. Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff
Matt (Topher Grace) and Tori (Teresa Palmer) meet again for the first time since high school in Suncoast Video. Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff
Take Me Home Tonight movie poster
Take Me Home Tonight movie poster

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