“About Last Night…” (1986)

A snappy, sexy film that challenges the way we find ourselves in and out of love, carried by sizzling cast chemistry and an honest, nuanced script.

Regan Humphrey

Danny Martin (Rob Lowe) and Bernie Litko (James Belushi) are two friends with a routine—work hard at their business supply company, play hard at Mother’s, their local dive bar, and sleep with any and as many strangers as they like. Their romp routine is interrupted when Danny meets Debbie Sullivan (Demi Moore), a remote advertising employee, who’s as casual about sex as he is. Danny and Debbie collide until their sexual relationship turns romantic and more committed than either of them are ready for. Navigating love, friendship, domesticity, and responsibility, Danny and Debbie fight to know themselves, each other, and what they want.


Soundtrack: 90%
Story: 100%
Writing: 100%
Diversity: 10%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PRESENT — 30%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE — 100%
Homophobia: ADDRESSED — 50%

The only major downfall of this film was portraying a man who stalks the woman he loves as romantic. Portrayals like this one reinforce the trespassing of men on female boundaries as acceptable, by virtue of their love feelings—which is a dangerous and enduring rhetoric women still suffer from.

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