About Last Night (styled as About Last Night...) is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as Chicago yuppies who enter a committed relationship for the first time. The screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky and Denise DeClue is based on the 1974 David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago. The film was remade as the 2014 About Last Night (without the ellipsis).
Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Reception 3.1 Box office 3.2 Critical response 4 Soundtrack
Danny and Bernie are two single men who live in Chicago. When Danny meets Debbie at Mother Malone's ("Mother's"), a bar in the Chicago Gold Coast, the two start a relationship from a one-night stand. The film follows the couple for the first year of their relationship: their meeting after a softball game, her moving in with him, mutual friction at Thanksgiving, their breakup on New Year's Eve, his apology and declaration of love on St. Patrick's Day, and their reconciliation at a softball game.
Rob Lowe as Danny Martin Demi Moore as Debbie Sullivan James Belushi as Bernie Litgo Elizabeth Perkins as Joan George DiCenzo as Mr. Favio Robin Thomas as Steve Carlson Megan Mullally as Pat Rosanna DeSoto as Mrs. Lyons (as Rosana De Soto) Tim Kazurinsky as Colin Kevin Bourland as Ira Catherine Keener as Cocktail Waitress
The film was a box office success, grossing $38,702,310 domestically. It was the 26th highest-grossing movie of 1986, and the 10th highest-grossing R-rated movie of 1986.
The movie gained positive reviews. Roger Ebert gave the film 4 out of 4 stars, writing in his review that "About Last Night . . . is one of the rarest of recent American movies, because it deals fearlessly with real people, instead of with special effects." The lead performances were especially praised, with Ebert writing "Lowe and Moore, members of Hollywood's "Brat Pack," are survivors of last summer's awful movie about yuppie singles, St. Elmo's Fire. This is the movie St. Elmo's Fire should have been. Last summer's movie made them look stupid and shallow. About Last Night . . . gives them the best acting opportunities either one has ever had, and they make the most of them."
The film holds a 61% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews.
About Last Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Genre Pop, Soft Rock
Label EMI America Records
Producer Narada Michael Walden Dennis Lambert, John Oates
Michael Henderson, Paul Davis, Michael Omartian J. D. Souther, Richard Burgess
The film's music soundtrack album was released on EMI Records. The album includes music by Sheena Easton, Michael Henderson, John Oates; as well as Jermaine Jackson, Bob Seger, and John Waite. Track listing
1. "So Far, So Good" Sheena Easton 4:04 2. "(She's the) Shape of Things to Come" John Oates 3:40 3. "Natural Love" Sheena Easton 3:51 4. "Words Into Action" Jermaine Jackson 4:56 5. "Step by Step" J.D. Souther 4:27 6. "Living Inside My Heart" Bob Seger 3:28 7. "Trails of the Heart" Nancy Shanks 4:28 8. "'Til You Love Somebody" Michael Henderson 4:00 9. "If We Can Get Through the Night" Paul Davis 4:27 10. "True Love" The Del-Lords 3:47 11. "If Anybody Had a Heart" John Waite 4:34