Big hair. Spandex. Tracksuits. Nope, I'm not talking about the fashion sensibilities of the 'Jersey Shore' crew. I'm talking about the '80s. Say what you will about the frequently mocked decade, there's no denying that it has its own distinctive personality. Gnarly, even.

That could be why so many movies and TV shows pay homage to the over-the-top period. We all love the TV flashbacks where we get to see our favorite characters '80s'-ed out in funky fresh gear. (Apparently we have a fresh flashback to look forward to in the next season of 'True Blood,' according to

This week's film release, 'Take Me Home Tonight,' is the latest flick to honor all things '80s. It's set in 1988, and follows twins Matt and Wendy (Topher Grace and Anna Faris) who're trying to get their lives together after college. Matt tries to woo his dream girl (Teresa Palmer) by pretending to be a slick Wall Street player (he actually works at a video store.) I know – lying is such a like, totally bogus move, right? But chill. Remember he's living in the greed era. Dude. Totally!
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