Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Take Me Home Tonight" Promises 80s Goodness

An aimless college grad pursue his dream girl at a wild Labor Day weekend party. He, his twin sister and their best friend struggle with their burgeoning adulthood over the course of the night. [IMDB]

This new comedy, coming out next month. stars Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, and Teresa Palmer as the aforementioned quartet of crazy kids.

Granted, these are all funny people, but something rubs me the wrong way about Topher Grace, ever since he left That 70s Show in the height of its goodness to pursue an acting career (that didn't really pan out). I'll see this anyway, even though I know critics will hate it and movie snobs will shite all over it. I'm sure it'll be cute and keep me entertained enough to make it through to the end. Dan Fogler especially captures my attention, as everything I've seen him in so far has been hilarious.

I will say this -- I'm done with 30-somethings playing late-teens and early 20-somethings. You're not fooling anyone, Hollywood.

The movie is set in the 80s, which will make for some fun cultural references, a wicked soundtrack (as the title implies) plus awesome hair and wardrobe.

There looks to be an element of "all-in-one-day" storytelling, which we looove, plus some grand theft auto shenaynays, and a wicked house party scene. Worth checking out, dontcha think?

1 comment:

Kevin (Ket) said...

"I'll see this anyway, even though I know critics will hate it and movie snobs will shite all over it."

I don't know if that'll be necessarily be the case with all of them. I've read that, in 2011, there are 27 sequels, prequels, remakes, and reboots...oh, and a Justin Bieber movie. So, for some at least, I'm willing to bet some people will welcome anything that's none of the mentioned above. Personally, I would say sometimes I'm "snobbish" about movies and I'm psyched to see this.

In fact, I do share your position on how tiresome it is to see actors well into adulthood playing recent college grads or even high school teenagers sometimes. Not that I have a problem with these particular actors themselves. I've never seen "That 70s Show", so I don't seem to have the same problem with Topher Grace that others seem to.

He did however play a character in "In Good Company" that was also unsure of what to do in life, and to hear him say that again as another character is what's tiresome. Time to move onto other roles, man.