Topher Grace Goes Back to the '80s in Take Me HomeTonight Music Video
02.18.11 by REELZ
Sure, he's that guy from That '70s Show, but soon Topher Grace will be that guy from that 80s throwback movie Take Me Home Tonight out March 4.
In an interview with EW, Grace talks about how though the movie is an 80s comedy, it's not a spoof.
We love all these "80s movies," but in the movie, we didn’t want to spoof anything. There are conventions, but even those we try to change. My character has a platonic best friend [Anna Faris] who’s a girl, which is in every ’80s film, except they’re twin brother and sister. They steal a red car, but they get caught stealing the car, which never happens.
Chris Pratt .... he’s the bad guy who proposes to my sister, and you expect him to be like, "I’m just gonna f—in’ cheat on her," like it would be in any of those movies, but he actually really loves her until the end of the film.
Grace said the only real wink to the decade is the name of the fictional high school.
We all talk about how we went to Shermer High, and you actually see our Shermer High yearbook — that’s the fictional high school that all of John Hughes’ kids went to in his movies.
With the movie coming out next month (though it was filmed in 2007), Grace is busy promoting, including starring in a music video for the movie, "Don't You Want Me," covered by Atomic Tom. Though the entire video is pretty funny with all the 80s references, watch for Grace's spot-on Michael J. Fox impression at 2:30.
Take Me Home Tonight was directed by Michael Dowse and written by Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo, who also wrote for That '70s Show.