Take Me Home Tonight (2011) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

17

Watchable

Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Topher Grace, Anna Faris
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 16 out of 94 found boring (17.02%)

One-line Reviews (64)

I went inn with limited expectations, and The film managed to deliver some genuinely entertaining moments.

Take me Home Tonight - TRASH IT (D) No story, no screen play and no comedy, Take me Home tonight is indeed one of the worst Coming of Age movie ever.

Rich in brilliantly engulfing songs all that is required is delivering a fairly intriguing and funny story to carry the remainder of the picture.

Don't Waste Your Time .

Topher Grace and the writers of "That '70s Show" team up again for "Take Me Home Tonight", a film which functions as a giant ode to the 1980s and 1980s teen, "coming of age" sex comedies.

There seems to be a shelf life of coming of age adolescent clueless behavior and the two main characters are a little too old.

Not one of the best movies of the year, but it is enjoyable.

Its fun and engaging, so you don't notice the time passing.

Enjoyable enough for at least one watch then

I enjoyed it, although I thought it fell flat as an overall comedy.

its forgettable, dull and clichéd.

The high note of this movie, other than a cliché 80's soundtrack, is Dan Fogler, who I'd imagine might be funny in something else.

The movie wasn't bad, decent entertainment if you are bored or need to kill a few hours.

Grace and Palmer make for a sympathetic pair, engaging and loaded with a well researched feel for the time.

I've always enjoyed movies about the 80s, so this movie is totally enjoyable.

One of the worst coming of age movie ever .

That was a cliché.

This is just my opinion, definitely worth watching

Very enjoyable movie full of great 80's concepts and growing up in the 80's.

*************Take me home tonight was a very enjoyable comedy that a lot of teenagers can relate to.

However, I enjoyed it pretty much, and I can recommend it to those who like the juvenile comedies (not so juvenile in this case) and the romantic comedies with the emphasis on the laughs.

The main plot line of "Take Me Home Tonight" is one that should be compelling: college-grad loser decides to finally come out of his shell and enter the "real world".

People just can't mix a witless, pointless farce with a real comedy.

Unobtainable beauties were a feature for many '80s guys, including mine, so that rings true as well as adding some enjoyable eye candy.

You were awful in Doc Martin and you've been awful and pointless in all these American films.

It's not a great comedy in general, it's too naïve, relies too much on stupid/crazy gags, the romantic element is all-too-predictable, there are no great insights into human behavior and things that were meant as "learning opportunities" seem too preachy...

Take Me Home Tonight isn't going to win any awards, but it was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be.

Well worth the watch.

Very Enjoyable Film .

It's hard to bring anything new to a film like this, which is evident by characters like Dan Fogler's, which was stale and predictable.

Entertaining Feel Good Comedy .

Enjoyable, good entertainment, with a message.

His portions are entertaining & funny as well.

) Setting aside the timid and predictable first act, I have to say that I ended up enjoying this more than I was expecting to.

This is a very formulaic movie where just about everything that has seen this type of movie will predict just about everything right off the bat.

"Take Me Home Tonight", in my review, "undeniably entertaining, funny and catchy".

He's doing quite well with regard to leading ladies: First was with the luscious Scarlett Johansson ("In Good Company") and now in this movie with the stunning Teresa Palmer.

The film's avoided its central theme by its climax, its dialogue and jokes only work when its breaking free of the demands of its rigid plot and Grace is several years too old for his role, but the film has some mood, some style and its coming of age plot works on a primordial level.

Topher Grace and the choice of 80's music is what made me keep watching and made this enjoyable.

and yeah that was it really, oh apart from a pointless side story about his twin sister and her boyfriend that added nothing to anything.

A movie that is not about zombies, blood and guts, or pure boredom!

This movie is most definitely a rental at best and only worth watching if you really have nothing to do.

Take Me Home Tonight is entertaining and groovy.

Well that is what happens when you have a flimsy formulaic plot....

A little research would go a long way to making a movie like this enjoyable for those of us that actually were teenagers and young adults during this era.

A quite entertaining film .

"Take Me Home Tonight" is an entertaining feel good comedy that works mainly because of the chemistry between Topher Grace and Teresa Palmer.

Not a top-notch comedy, but a very enjoyable and relatable film.

On the whole, it's tedious and tried very hard to make it funny, which didn't work at least for me.

I saw it two nights ago at a screening and it was very entertaining.

The characters follow a predictable recipe.

OK the movie is SO predictable!!!!

If you want to see funny coming of age films, rent any Cameron Crowe or John Hughes film or re-watch Superbad.

This tainted love I have for this film it's probably due to the fact that it had a "one thing leads to another" engaging narrative.

One liners are dropped, some quite funny, others quite drab.

A waste of time and money .

" - it would have had the same level of subtlety as the forced references, clunky dialog, and cliché' touchstones.

Also, Topher's sidekick works great as well, which is weird, because these days it's such a cliché to have one in movies.

Fortunately, Take Me Home Tonight ended up being much better than I expected, because I found it a funny, sincere and very entertaining tribute to the juvenile comedies from the '80s.

The script to be fair, is pretty boring, and although this is supposed to be a comedy, I never really found myself smiling, just being a little nostalgic for a time i was too young to appreciate.

Mostly slapstick, I enjoyed it for Topher Grace and Anna Faris.

The story is really boring and only a few characters are relatable.

There were absurd plot points that meandered and either fell flat or went nowhere.

This is a lightweight movie but mostly enjoyable, nothing spectacular it's not something to watch to study 80's culture.