Take Me Home Tonight

In the long, illustrious history of Best of the 80s, we’ve never (ever!) written about anything that didn’t originate in our favorite decade (…which, um, makes sense.)

Until now.

For, friends, even though Take Me Home Tonight first hit theaters just four short months ago, it’s roots are so deeply embedded in the 80s that we cant help ourselves. It’s the best 80s movie that wasn’t made in the 80s since The Wedding Singer (and it may actually be better than The Wedding Singer).

And it arrives on DVD tomorrow. (…or August 16 on Netflix and Redbox).

That’s right, fellow 80s children, your first order of business Tuesday morning, after downing your bowl of Smurfberry Crunch, is to run-don’t-walk to your local video store (assuming you still have one somewhere) and rent this delicious bit of 80s happiness.

Take Me Home Tonight stars Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Teresa Palmer, and Dan Fogler as four Class of ’84ers who, four years later, are coming together for a big end-of-summer blow-out. Jam-packed with more 80s fashion and 80s music than anything since, well… 1989, you’ll feel like you hopped in Doc Brown’s DeLorean and traveled back in time to the decade of neon and Madonna.

Among the tunes from the soundtrack:
“Video Killed The Radio Star”
“Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
“Come On Eileen”
“Bette Davis Eyes”
“Safety Dance”
“Hungry Like The Wolf”
“Walking In L.A.”
“Der Kommissar”
“Let’s Go All The Way”
“What You Need”
“Kickstart My Heart”
“Straight Outta Compton”

Need we say more?

We know you haven’t already seen it (it only made a pathetic $7 million at the box office), so what are you waiting for?

As one critic put it, “If you’ve ever popped your collar, thrown a cassette of Van Halen’s 1984 into your Walkman, or wished you could pull off a Flock of Seagulls haircut, your new favorite movie may well be Take Me Home Tonight.”

We are soooo there!

We ♥ Take Me Home Tonight.

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~ by weheart80s on July 18, 2011.

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