About Last Night...

ABOUT LAST NIGHT... (18)

D: Edward Zwick

Tristar (Jason Brett & Stuart Oken)

USA 🇺🇸 1986

113 mins


Romance/Drama


W: Tim Kazursky & Denise DeClue [based on the play "Sexual Perversity In Chicago" by David Mamet]

DP: Andrew Dintenfass

Ed: Harry Keramidas

Mus: Miles Goodman


Rob Lowe (Danny), Demi Moore (Debbie), James Belushi (Bernie), Elizabeth Perkins (Joan), George DiSenzo (Mr. Favio)


David Mamet's astute stage play Sexual Perversity in Chicago suffers a name change due to distribution fears for this big screen adaptation, which focuses on the ups-and-downs in the relationship of a twentysomething couple after they meet amongst the casual sex scene of 1980's suburbia.

Rob Lowe and Demi Moore provide some of their best work as the couple of principal focus, as the film penetrates the conflicts which emerge between the romantic partners during their relationship.

The film is quite brutal with its dissection of the relationship, but a much better job was done with 2004's Closer (qv). 

A remake was released in 2014.

6/10


Demi Moore & Rob Lowe in About Last Night...
Demi Moore & Rob Lowe in About Last Night...
Did You Know:
The stage debut of David Mamet's play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" opened in Chicago in June 1974. The production was produced and performed by the Organic Theater Company and directed by Stuart Gordon.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: None

Nominations: 1 (Best Screenplay (Adaptation))


OSCARS:

Wins: none

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: none

Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

BMI Film Music Award