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ABOUT LAST NIGHT... (1986) 
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Click here for the review of About Last Night... (1986)

Part of the "1980s" series.


Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:51 pm
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There's four musical montages? What is this, Rocky IV?


Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:02 pm
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I never saw this movie because it looked to me like just another knockoff of Brat Pack movies like St Elmo's Fire et al. There's just so many movies about self-absorbed twenty-somethings that I could take.


Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:03 pm
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heh. I had forgotten about this movie. I remember liking it back in the late 80's but havent seen it in years.

This was back in the day when female movie stars actually could get naked in movies.


Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:45 pm
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slksc wrote:
I never saw this movie because it looked to me like just another knockoff of Brat Pack movies like St Elmo's Fire et al. There's just so many movies about self-absorbed twenty-somethings that I could take.


ABOUT LAST NIGHT... is a far different movie than ST. ELMO'S FIRE, which collapses under the weight of its own self-importance. (Incidentally, I feel pretty much the same way about THE BIG CHILL, which is in many ways a similar movie, albeit focusing on characters who are a decade older.)


Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:57 pm
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Goodness. In my early teenage years I must have seen this movie at least ten times as I can still remember it vividly. That was long before I knew anything about Mamet or Zwick.

I loved this film and would still think it would be a nice watch today.

The way the relationship builds is very realistic. In the 80's it was sex, move in together, then get married quickly thereafter. That put alot of extra strain early on in relationships. Everyone seemed to want to get married young. This helps build the tension nicely in the film. Today, more generally anyway, people live together for years before marriage.

The film has many touching scenes. One that's memorable is after Lowe and Moore move in together Moore is going through his personal things and he catches her doing it. Lowe says it's no big thing but Moore breaks down because she realises she doesn't know enough about him. She thinks it is a big deal and it's a really touching moment. The chemistry between Lowe and Moore is near perfect, as I remember it anyway.


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