Take Me Home Tonight
Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, Topher Grace
Matt works at Sun Coast Video in the mall, having not yet discovered what to do with his college qualifications. When an old high school friend returns from abroad (Palmer) he tries to impress her with a lie about his career and where he works. They go to a party and hook up and his high school dreams of dating Tori come true. But his lie unfolds, and the party turns into a bit of an adventure involving his best friends, his sister, a stolen car, drugs, and a bunch of people working out who they are and what they’re going to do with their lives. I kept thinking things were going to end badly, and that is what drives the movie.
This film has highlighted a much-used rom com theme – the guy (or girl) who starts off the relationship with a lie. The lie often gets bigger and bigger until it explodes. Pretending to be some-one you’re not is done best by those that don’t know who they are.
This is a light film set in the 1980s. It had a little of the feel of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and you’ll probably enjoy it if you remember the eighties.