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About Last Night... (1986)

Director:
Edward Zwick
AKA
Sexual Perversity in Chicago
COUNTRY
USA
Genre
Romance/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Forleden natt
RUNNING TIME
113 minutes
Producer:
Jason Brett
Stuart Oken
Screenwriter (based on the play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by David Mamet):
Tim Kazurinsky
Denise DeClue


Cast inkluderer:

Karakter Skuespiller Vurdering
Danny Rob Lowe
Debbie Demi Moore
Bernie James Belushi
Joan Elizabeth Perkins
Mr. Favio George DiCenzo
Mother Malone Michael Alldredge

 

Review

Old pals Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, perhaps at the height of their powers, teamed up with new director Edward Zwick for the adaptation of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", a romantic comedy of sorts with a little more ambition than the average Hollywood rom-com, but which still steps in many of the same traps (one of which is the inclusion of the lead stars' one-dimensional and annoying friends). At the heart of the film, however, is the relationship between Lowe and Moore, which begins, develops and crumbles before us in a familiar, but still heartfelt and sweet fashion. Lowe and Moore both give it their all, and they have an undeniable chemistry between them which fits Mamet's crisp, authentic dialogue. It's nice to see that the two stars, who both have been accused of lacking dramatic potential throughout their careers, actually are at their very best in the film's most defining and profound scenes. And through their youthful energy and sculptural, natural beauty, they make About Last Night... a vibrant film, despite its fair share of awkward moments and a somewhat slight, cliched ending.

Rereview: Copyright 12.11.2012 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review:
Copyright 18.5.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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