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Film / About Last Night...

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About Last Night... is a 1986 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Edward Zwick, starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, and Elizabeth Perkins. It was loosely based on the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet.

Danny (Lowe) and Debbie (Moore) are two Chicago residents who meet at a bar and begin a relationship after a one-night stand. This results in personal problems between the two, including the interference of the couple's disapproving friends, Bernie (Belushi) and Joan (Perkins).

The film was remade in 2014 with an African-American cast, including Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant, Kevin Hart and Regina Hall.

Tropes seen in this film:

  • Caught in the Rain: Danny professes his love to Debbie in the rain.
  • Gilligan Cut: In one scene, Danny tries to talk Debbie into having sex. She refuses... for a while.
  • Introduction by Hookup: Danny and Debbie meet for the first time at a bar.
  • Potty Failure: A little girl in Joan's kindergarten class ends up wetting herself because Joan is busy chatting on the phone with Debbie and makes the little girl wait too long to use the toilet.