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John Orquiola

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.27
Oof. Some backstory: I only really saw it because I have the hots for Teresa Palmer and she was nice enough to Tweet me Happy Birthday. I wanted to love it, but it was impossible to, and now I have to give her movie a negative review. But she wasn't the problem, nor was Topher Grace as the stars. The problem was the script and the direction. Bad, unfunny 80's nostalgia comedy. Plus it was produced by a friend of a friend. Oof. Makes the review doubly awkward. Regardless, Take Me Home Tonight? Don't.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.38
Well, you're wrong. It wasn't exactly a masterpiece in and of itself, but an enjoyable movie nevertheless. Dan Fogler's character didn't piss me off or offend me, but I guess that was just him playing himself. He played the "you guys got to enjoy yourself at college and I didn't" guy getting his hopes up WAY too far character well. Topher Grace was better than the material, especially the part you mentioned in the review, but I wouldn't fault Teresa Palmer for not getting much to work with in the first half. It at least suits the character in that Grace is the Innovator of Awkward up until he finally gets rolling, which is when they take the training wheels off her character as well.

Also, I'd say it had to be set in the 80's, considering how fatalistic they are. It's either that or the present day, and it certainly feels like people nowadays would remember just enough (secondhand) about the 80's to have a little perspective. Not these characters.

All in all, there are worse ways to spend 97 minutes, but there's a reason this sat on the shelf for four years. (Yes, the cocaine subplot, which is at least a significant player in the plot.)

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