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Topher Grace’s blast from the past [HD]

Kimber Westphall
Topher Grace’s blast from the past [HD]

Take Me Home Tonight is actor Topher Grace’s new movie which comes out March 4th. It transports viewers to the summer of 1988 with authentic hairstyles, garb and tunes. Grace stars in this 1980’s throwback, portraying a recent MIT graduate, named Matt Franklin, working at a local video store. Grace also shares the spotlight with fellow actors Dan Fogler, Anna Faris and Teresa Palmer.

“There are films that make fun of the eighties and then films of the eighties and there actually hasn’t been one that has been done for that period of time,” said Topher Grace.

Although the plot takes place more than two decades ago, a common dilemma bridges these years together.

“This guy is a brilliant guy who’s more like kids today really,” said Topher. “There’s some huge statistic about kids today living with their folks after college, because of the economy and not knowing what they wanted to do. We wanted to take a character like that but put him in the go-go eighties. It’s kind of the worst time that someone could have that problem.”

This film is packed with instances of self-discovery and second chances, accompanied by strong bonds of friendship. And like many classic romantic comedies, no matter the decade, there is often a chase. In Take Me Home Tonight, Grace’s character gets a second chance with his untouchable, high school crush, played by Palmer.

“It actually gets really deep and and she’s cool enough to say ’no I wouldn’t have dated you’ which is ballsy,” said Topher.

Although Grace may get a lip-lock with his dream girl, the epic night of the reunion is accompanied by mishaps, breaking the law and lies.

“Please go see my movie,” said Topher. “Otherwise we’re not friends anymore.”

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Kimber Westphall is a journalist with the Midwest gal charm. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas where she honed her journalism skills from an early age, always on a quest for that breaking story. When attending the University of Kansas, Kimber put her design skills to the test, spending many late nights in the newsroom as The Universtiy Daily Kansan’s Design Chief. Kimber was a member of the KUJH-TV news staff, both in front of and behind the camera. She started out as a stage manager and audio operator, eventually being promoted to Host and Web Producer of Jayhawks Sports Talk. Through out her Journalistic endeavors, Kimber completed freelance assignments for The Wichita Business Journal and Splurge! Magazine; both Wichita, KS publications. Then, Kimber was offered an assignment she couldn’t pass up. This assignment involved her passport as she traveled on an international press conference to London, representing Adjourn Magazine, based out of Los Angeles. Kimber now works for an advertising agency in Dallas, TX in the Creative Department. Kimber’s main focus is on designing print and web materials. When she is not hitting hard advertising deadlines, she is teaching fitness classes at LA Fitness. In conjunction with teaching five days a week, Kimber recently completed the Washington D.C. Marathon. Kimber is documenting all her fitness adventures, from flying trapeze lessons to Zumba classes on her column, “Blogging Fitness with Kimberly Westphall” on the site midwestsportsfans.com.


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