Take Me Home Tonight is the latest in nostalgia themed movies that have graced the big screen over the last eighteen months or so.
Unfortunately this one was more of a damp squid rather than a celebration of the past - that is why it has made it to number six on our countdown of worst movies of the year.
Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labour Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.
Ok I can see what director Michael Dowse is trying to achieve he wants to make a feel good eighties movie - but all the movie really concentrates on it the big hair, outrageous fashion and the eighties soundtrack.
Sadly there is little to like about this movie - mainly because the characters are wafer thin and nothing actually happens; which is always a bit of downer where a movie is concerned.
Basically the movie is just one great big party and it plays for laughs that it never really achieves.
The characters are not developed and they are so obnoxious that you couldn’t really give a hoot about them - and a talented cast really are totally wasted.
The only think that is a hit for this film is the soundtrack - which is a real shame. This could have been one of the more original movies of 2011 instead is a hollow and underwhelming movie that does little to remember the time in which it is set.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw