Take Me Home Tonight Was Delayed By Excessive Cocaine Use

Last week we posted the trailer for Take Me Home Tonight, the 1980s set comedy starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, and Teresa Palmer. Though the film is now set for a March 4 release date, the project, originally titled Kids In America, wrapped production all the way back in 2007 and has been sitting on a shelf ever since. But why has the film had such a hard time getting released? Apparently it's not because of the quality, but because of the content. According to Grace, the studio was nervous about some particular scenes in the film, namely the ones involving characters snorting cocaine. Speaking with MTV, the actor said that the movie really tries to capture the essence of the 80s and it couldn't have been done without scenes involving plenty of nose candy. Mentioning that the film actually tested "really well," Grace likened it to movies set during the 1920s.

"...our feeling at the time was, 'You can't do a movie about Prohibition without alcohol, and you really can't do a movie about partying in the '80s, at the age these kids are, without showing cocaine use."

While some might take this as Grace simply covering up for a bad movie, I'm inclined to believe him. While I didn't enjoy the tonal shifts, the funny parts actually seem funny and the trio of Topher Grace, Dan Fogler and Anna Faris is intriguing. I'm willing to give this project a shot, but I also won't be mortally shocked if it's a disappointment.

Eric Eisenberg
Assistant Managing Editor

NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.