This film was shot more than four years ago and wound up sitting on a shelf for a long time. That’s normally the sign of a terrible movie, but such is not the case with this retro ’80s romp: Take Me Home Tonight is merely mediocre. Topher Grace stars as Matt, a college graduate working at a video store who lies about his profession when he happens upon his high school crush (Teresa Palmer). He and friend Barry (Dan Fogler) steal a car and some cocaine, and head out for a night of insane partying. Grace is as charming as ever; Palmer is sweet; and Fogler is appropriately insane. However, the film feels like little more than a retread in the end. Michael Biehn has a couple of good moments as Matt’s policeman dad, and Michael Ian Black gets a couple of laughs as a douchebag boss.
Director: Michael Dowse
Writer: Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo
Producer: Ryan Kavanaugh, Jim Whitaker, Sarah Bowen, Dany Wolf, Topher Grace, Gordon Kaywin and Tucker Tooley
Cast: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michael Biehn, Jeanie Hackett, Lucy Punch, Michelle Trachtenberg, Demetri Martin, Michael Ian Black, Bob Odenkirk, Angie Everhart, Jay Jablonski, Edwin Hodge, Nathalie Kelley, Wade Allain-Marcus, Robert Hoffman and Seth Gabel