About Last Night... Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

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Danny (Lowe) and Bernie (Belushi) are two single guys living life on the wild side and scoring as often as they can. They are both completely opposed to the concept of commitment. But when Danny meets Debbie (Moore) at a bar and a one night stand turns into a budding relationship, Danny's life takes a different turn and he wants to give monogamy a try. This doesn't sit well with Bernie whom he also works with selling restaurant supplies. Joan (Perkins), Debbie's cynical roommate and best friend, also is fervently against the relationship. As Danny and Debbie fall deeper in love and move in together, Bernie and Joan do everything they can to sabotage the relationship. Their efforts succeed but only to a point.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley

About Last Night follows a year long relationship between Danny (Rob Lowe) and Debbie (Demi Moore). They meet in Chicago's Grant Park during a softball game and both are immediately attracted to one another. The exciting dating relationship that each other enjoy takes a fast track to living together where they soon find that they may have taken on too much too soon. After there breakup both come to realize that there is a great love between them and return to each other when they meet once again in Grant Park.

The review of this Movie prepared by rick

Danny and Bernie are two single guys living the wild life in Chicago. Danny, who is not looking to get serious, meets Debbie at a bar and they have a passionate one-night stand. But Debbie wants more, and Danny wants more great sex, so their encounter grows into a passionate affair. Bernie, a bit of a slob, and Debbie's best friend Joan, who is promiscuous but hostile to guys, are not helpful to the couple, and often downright unsupportive. Having started their relationship off on the wrong foot, Debbie and Danny go through some rocky times and may not be able to connect permanently. Based loosely on David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," this 1986 romantic film is not terribly Mamet-like but very much of its era. All the leads do good work somewhat early in their careers: Lowe and Moore have strong chemistry, Belushi and Perkins are caustic and funny in the backing roles. Catherine Keener may be glimpsed in her film debut as a cocktail waitress.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   salesman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   play

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