About Last Night
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  • Excellent 80's romantic comedly
    I love this movie. I'll put it in just to watch the first 10 minutes of James Belushi/Rob Lowe and get sucked into watching the whole thing everytime. Elizbeth Perkins is awesome as Demi Moore's bitchy girlfriend. Very 80's with hairstyles and clothes but still a great film.
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  • lovin this movie.
    this is one of my all time favorite movies. i can't watch it enough. great dvd and great price....more info
  • 2 parts 80's romantic comedy, 1 part soft porn
    Two parts 80's romantic comedy, one part soft porn, this movie isn't anything spectacular, but it's fun. The jokes were cute, you might laugh out loud once or twice, and you get to see some pretty steamy love scenes towards the middle. It's no great cinematic feat, but it's certainly not a bad way to spend a rainy day with your honey....more info
  • A real love movie
    I saw this movie more as 30 Times in the last 10 Years. And every time the same will happen. I cant'stop laughing or crying. The Actors and the Dialogs are so impressive ( In the German Version) About last Night is not a regular Love Story, but it could be a real Love....more info
  • Danny & Debbie hook up & break up; repeat & sprinkle over Chicago
    I would have loved to see the play by "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by David Mamet, so I can have a comparison to the movie adapted version named "About Last Night..." From what I heard the movie is pretty diluted in juxtaposition to the play, which is surprising because unlike modern times, the 1980s didn't really worry about movie ratings to fit a PG-13 versus R rating to make money and/or moral values.

    As for the movie itself, it lacks any real plot. Young man in his early twenties named Danny (Rob Lowe) meets a young woman in her early twenties named Debbie (Demi Moore) in a bar in Chicago. After several dates, Danny and Debbie decide to move in together and give love a shot. The result is very moody, precarious, sexual, devoted, aloof and griping relationship. As a matter of fact, the relationship could probably be considered the first bipolar couple captured on film. With all the ups and downs and "should I be with this person or shouldn't I?" between Danny and Debbie. These "tender moments" create some major laughs, many that are totally both intentional and unintentional by the movie makers. However, I really didn't care if Danny and Debbie stayed together or not. Mainly because they both go through fits of being very vexing and it takes a toll on my soul. Therefore my mind kept wondering when McDonald's was going to bring back 2 for 2 Big Macs.

    Rob Lowe does a great job as the young (and somewhat dumb) stud who doesn't want to grow up. I think that his hair should have also received billing in this movie, but that is just me. Demi Moore was adorable but kind of idiotic. I really found her character both na?ve and vapid. In defense of Demi, she makes the character work, really. You will also discover many, many sex scenes with Rob and Demi. They both show plenty of skin. Also Rob watches strange cartoons and Demi sports her trademark raspy voice.

    As for the supporting cast, Elizabeth Perkins gives a solid performance as Debbie's surly and caustic best friend Joan. That former description is supposed to be an oxymoron. Joan basically hates all men and goes through fits of imagined and real rejection throughout the entire movie. I really wanted to slap her in the face a couple of times. This shows that Liz Perkins did great job acting. Jim Belushi was great as Bernie. Bernie is the staple guy's guy. With plenty of crud/sexist humor and one liners like "Pull this leg and it plays Jingle Bells", he really is a guy you can see yourself having a pizza and some beer with. In contrast he is also the only character who doesn't come off fake or have some personality hang ups. Debbie has a sordid affair with her boss Steve, who by the way is awesome. Joan hates men but has no problem picking the worse out of the lot and takes no ownership of her selection of mates. Danny likes to sleep with married women and has a hard time with "real emotions". In other words, Bernie has no disillusions about who he is and there is no deception about his motives.

    There are about six music videos in this movie. This is where music is played to show the elapse of time pass. I believe the term is a montage. This technique is something that isn't seen much in movies today. However in "About Last Night...", it totally works. There are certain montages where I just want to get up and dance while the DVD is playing. The music in this movie is also bipolar. It is either pop bubble gum or so dramatic the earth should stop. I am also happy to say a copy of the entire motion picture soundtrack is in my house. LONG LIVE SHEENA EASTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "About Last Night..." does a wonderful job portraying the fundamental differences between men and women. Even though this movie was made in 1986 and is over twenty years old changes nothing. Despite fashion and plenty of hair spray of 1986, men and women go through the same dating rituals (bar hoping & mind games to note a few) now that they went through then. So even though the movie might not have the most complex plot, it has plenty of character and characters!

    It might appear that I don't like this movie. Believe me I do. I have seen this movie so many times that I feel like I have the privilege to rip it apart, since it holds such a place in the land of nostalgia for me. I almost have a love, hate, love, hate relationship with this movie. This relationship of mine really mirrors Danny and Debbie's connection to one and other.

    My favorite part of this movie is the opening scene between Danny (Rob) and Bernie (Jim). Bernie is telling Danny a story about this night of wild sex he had with this girl. The conversation between both Bernie and Danny is constant, but during the dialogue the scene fades to black. This fade allows for the opening credits to be shown. When the credits are shown the dialogue is still present but when the camera comes back onto Bernie and Danny they are in a different place. For instance, they are speaking on subway (or the EL/L as it is called in Chicago), then fade to black and credits and cut back to them talking in a bar, the scenes change several times. Mind you the scenes change but not the dialogue. I thought it was a pretty cool and dare I say trendy opening for a movie.

    This artistic opening was something that wouldn't be out of place in the film "Memento". Nevertheless, Guy Pearce was in "Memento" with Joe Pantoliano. Joe Pantoliano was in "U.S. Marshalls" with Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. was in "Wonder Boys" with Michael Douglas. Michael Douglas was in "Disclosure" with Demi Moore. And yes, Demi Moore was in "About Last Night..." with Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins and Rob Lowe. I know I shouldn't have made the connection, but I had to. I know somewhere out there Kevin Bacon is proud. ...more info
  • About Last Night
    This was a gift for my daughter. This is her favorite movie of all time and was thrilled to receive it in DVD....more info
  • Honest and realistic slice of life
    Rob Lowe and Demi Moore attempt to turn a one night stand into a solid live-in relationship, against all odds. Lowe is terrified of commitment, and Moore doesn't want to be a notch on his bedpost. Jim Belushi is Lowe's pal, a stereotypical loudmouth buddy with all the advice on women, yet never seems to be with one. Elizabeth Perkins is Moore's friend, who's repulsed by Belushi and cynical about her friend's new relationship, although I detect a hint of jealousy. Very realistic portrayal of a blossoming relationship, the ups and downs, and the (occasionally brutal) realization that it's not all heart-shaped candy. A great movie for those who are involved, or who wants to be, and much more realistic and fulfilling than it's cousin "St. Elmo's Fire"....more info
  • An honest look at relationships!!
    If there is any movie that realisticly portrays relationships, it is this one, Rob Lowe & Demi Moore are very believable as lovers who decide to live together in the hopes that they will live a long & happy life, but the perils of living together are explored very deeply here, as with any couple there are problems, past relationships,disapproving friends,adjusting to each other's habits, it is all here & anyone who has lived with anyone will see the realism of this film, if you have not ever lived with your boyfriend or girlfriend this film will seem off balance, this is the perfect film for anyone who might be thinking of moving in with their lover or anyone who has second thoughts, highly recommended!!...more info
  • Demi 4 Me!
    The sizzling Demi Moore & Rob Lowe star as 2 people who fall in love...and their friends don't like it...they do everything in their power to end the relationship. Funny & steamy....more info
  • good stuff
    'About Last Night..' is by far one of the best movies I have ever seen. It has a bit of an eighties touch and a little TOO much nudity but, other than that this movie is awesome. Rob Lowe looks sexy and acts his best, and Demi Moore is just beautiful in this movie.
    It takes place in Chicago and two singles Debbie and Danny, have a one night stand. They move in together and try to make a sexual relationship into a romantic one, will it work out? HMM.. I highly reccomend this movie, especially if you are a Rob Lowe fan(you see a lot of his @ss)....more info
  • Strikes many chords
    Though most will agree this is a predictable love story of a one night stand turned serious, there are so many reasons to love this 1980's date movie. Let's start with the cast: Rob Lowe, cute as ever, is perfectly cast as playboy, Danny. His sidekick, the HILARIOUS Jim Belushi, plays the boorish best friend, always ready with a belch, cuss word and a smile. Demi Moore, though not the greatest actress of all time, plays these types of characters quiet well. She gives the character of Debbie a depth of emotion and sensitivity that all women can relate to. Elizabeth Perkins (He Said-She Said and BIG) is wonderfully sarcastic and endearing as Debbie's best friend, Joan, albeit a jealous one who seeks her own love and affection in the strangest of unattainable partners.

    Next you'll love the dialog. If you came of age in the '80's you will feel your heartstrings being pulled in this film. In one poignant scene, just moments after ringing in the New Year at Mother's Bar, Rob admits to Debbie that, "I don't love you anymore..." and expresses raw feelings which alone can punch you in the chest like an iron fist, even if you have never heard those words spoken to you in a relationship.

    Lots of foul language, explicit sexual conversations, nudity, steamy sex, and so on, but nothing you haven't seen before.

    Last but not least, this movie has LOADS of great songs that truly match the tone of the scenes, especially those by Bob Seger, John Waite, Jermaine Jackson, and Sheena Easton. Pick up the soundtrack, you'll love every moment of it.

    You will laugh, cry, and probably totally relate. Enjoy!...more info
  • Cute, more mature brat-packer film...
    I love this movie, too. I have been watching it for years. I finally got it on DVD. It was actually one of the first movies I bought on DVD. It's a classic piece of 80's history with some great lines and feel-good music. My favorite song is "If Everybody Had a Heart". Still gives me chills and I must have seen this movie over 400 times. Those were good times...great movie. ::thumbs up:: Plus, it's like, the first "sexy" movie I think I ever saw...:-p
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  • It Happened One Night in Chicago in 1986.
    My VCR Tape of this movie was wearing out so I decided to look for a DVD. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many persons had taken the time to write a review of it. I was totally captivated by this movie when I first saw it in the theater. I have never read or seen the original play, but I was immediately struck by the similarity to "It Happened One Night" staring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert from 1934. Not only in the basic script premises of "boy and girl get together and so on," but also by the technical excellence of both films. "About Last Night" is very well directed by a very good director. It is very well acted by Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. Unfortunately where Gable and Colbert went on the get better and better, Lowe and Moore went merely become self-obsessed and self destructive. However that does not take anything away for a couple of excellent acting jobs in this film. Jim Belushi and Elizabeth Perkins are superb, and there is no movie without their excellent acting. The sound track is also excellent; it knits the popular music into the visual until you cannon imagine either one without the other. And of course, Chicago in a very photogenic city. I was a college student there in the late `60s and early `70s. It was fascinating to see how little things had changed, both visually and socially. I played ball on those same Lake Shore Drive fields and drank in those same Rush Street and Clark Street bars and learned a lot about life the hard way. This is a very pretty film, and I love it....more info
  • ... About This Film
    Arguably, ABOUT LAST NIGHT was not only one of the best date movies to come out of the 1980's but also it's simple story of boy-meets-girl in the modern age is one terrific romance. Rob Lowe (at the peak of his preeniness) and Demi Moore (at the birth of her true beauty) fall in and out and back in love, with Elizabeth Perkins and Jim Belushi along for the ride ... and they almost steal the film. One great shooting script of the play SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO and terrific locations, ABOUT LAST NIGHT is a film that I'll always cherish....more info
  • An honest look at relationships!!!
    If there is any movie that realisticly portrays relationships, it is this one, Rob Lowe & Demi Moore are very believable as lovers who decide to live together in the hopes that they will live a long & happy life, but the perils of living together are explored very deeply here, as with any couple there are problems, past relationships,disapproving friends,adjusting to each other's habits, it is all here & anyone who has lived with anyone will see the realism of this film, if you have not ever lived with your boyfriend or girlfriend this film will seem off balance, this is the perfect film for anyone who might be thinking of moving in with their lover or anyone who has second thoughts, highly recommended!!!!...more info
  • Slice of Life...Perhaps a Bit Stale
    I enjoyed this movie. It was a nice little romance that followed the formula. First of all boy meets girl, and a relationship develops. Quick film sequences follow showing the happy couple, hand in hand, laughing and enjoying walking, shopping and just having a good time. The next step is moving in with each other, and then facing those unavoidable difficulties of adapting to life together. The good times are followed by not so good times, and, according to formula, there is a falling out and ultimate reconciliation. I am not revealing much here as there are no real surprises in this movie. None whatsoever. There are jealousy scenes; the "what's bothering you?" question followed by silence; the scenes deploring each other's household habits, and so on and on.

    It's pleasant viewing, though, with Demi Moore and Rob Lowe obvious candidates for the most attractive couple of the year award. While their struggles as lovers are extremely realistic, and can cause some squirming by most of us viewers who have tread this path at some point in our lives, the two best friends of our couple are something else. Belushi and Perkins give us something different to squirm about. If you have had a lover with a friend that you didn't much like just get a load of these two friends from hell. Belushi is a boorish womanizer, and Perkins is a possessive snot. These two, possessing some of the most obnoxious traits found in humans, are both totally non-supportive of the growing relationship between Lowe and Moore. Belushi plays his part well, showing the ugliest traits to be found in the male. I kept wishing he would be run over by a truck, and thus vanish from the movie. But then, I guess, the movie itself would have become even more of a routine story of relationship problems.

    All in all the movie was well done. I just wish there had been a real surprise or two. As it is you sit through the whole thing fully aware in advance of what will happen next....more info

  • Good Representation of Dating Life the 80s
    If you were old enough to date in the 80s and were in your 20s to early 30s back then, a good many of the situations portayed in this movie will look quite familiar. I know many people who've lived through all the situations that arise in this movie, and I think most people who've ever dated can relate to something in this movie. Despite the hairstyles and clothes, the content of the movie itself are probably still relevant today in terms of new relationships and dating.

    Although this movie is no classic, it is still quite enjoyable. James Belushi is the quirky, macho, insensitive sidekick to Rob Lowe and does a decent job, though not a great one. What I like most about the movie is that Lowe and Moore's characters really develop well. Their characters seem to grow and mature as the relationship gets deeper. Lowe and Demi have very good chemistry together, and they sell the idea that they're very atracted to each other, which helps make it believable--and their acting is actually pretty good too.

    Demi has several nude scenes... Both Lowe and Moore are very young (around the "Brat Pack" days) and look great. I wouldn't recommend it for young kids due to the nudity and language, but it's still a good flick regardless and I do recommend it for anyone 18 or over....more info

  • Its a pretty standardized romantic comedy.
    Because of the cast, I thought this would be "Brat-Packish." It's a pretty standardized romantic film. Not really a good date movie because there is alot of nudity. However, in all honesty Demi Moore gets extremely naked and its pretty rare footage of her bearing all before she got too famous. All in all, About Last Night is your basic 80's dating movie....more info
  • EDWARD ZWICK, OPUS 1
    ***1/2 1986. Directed by Edward Zwick, the movie is an adaptation of David Mamet's SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO: Sexual Perversity in Chicago and the Duck Variations: Two Plays. It's a romantic comedy about the anxiety of bachelors in front of commitment and marriage. The performance of the four main characters is superb and the description of the feelings of Rob Lowe and Demi Moore well observed. Recommended. ...more info
  • An absulute must see for those who love the chick/date flick
    Most of the other reviews have nailed it when they say that this is a realistic look at relationships and dating. The haristyles have changed, Rob and Demi have grown up, and the fashion is seriously dated, but the theme, and the sheer believability of this couple stands the test of time.

    In some ways this is a movie of cliches. Danny (Lowe) is a commitment phobic former womanizer, Debbie (Demi) is emotional and falls in love fast. Their respective best friends are resentful/jealous of their relationship. But hey, cliches are cliches for a reason, and all these characters will feel familiar, not so much because you've seen them before in the movies, but because you'll likely recognize in them friends of your own.

    In many ways the story is the same as all the rest -- Boy meets Girl, Boy Gets Girl, Boy loses Girl (can't say anymore -- don't wanna spoil the ending). But this is the rare movie which actually picks up where the others leave off -- it's not about how the two come together in this big crazy world, it's about whether they can stay together in this big, crazy world.

    If you miss any great 80s movies, make sure this is not one of them. Highly Recommended....more info

  • An honest look at relationships!!!
    If there is any movie that realisticly portrays relationships, it is this one, Rob Lowe & Demi Moore are very believable as lovers who decide to live together in the hopes that they will live a long & happy life, but the perils of living together are explored very deeply here, as with any couple there are problems, past relationships,disapproving friends,adjusting to each other's habits, it is all here & anyone who has lived with anyone will see the realism of this film, if you have not ever lived with your boyfriend or girlfriend this film will seem off balance, this is the perfect film for anyone who might be thinking of moving in with their lover or anyone who has second thoughts, highly recommended!!!!...more info