- Cast: Teresa Palmer, Anna Faris, Topher Grace, Michelle Trachtenberg, Lucy Punch, Michael Biehn, Chris Pratt, Nathalie Kelley, Dan Fogler, Robert Hoffman, Angie Everhart, Seth Gabel, Michael Ian Black, Candace Kroslak, Edwin Hodge, Ryan Bittle, Clement von Franckenstein, Jay Jablonski, Jennifer Sommerfield, Dustin Leighton, Wade Allain-Marcus, Meghan Stansfield, James Sharpe, Kimberly Dearing, Alicia de la Vega, Bruce Nelson, Annelle Lynne
- Director: Michael Dowse
- Writers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Topher Grace, Gordon Kaywin
- Executive Producers: Sarah Bowen, Topher Grace, Gordon Kaywin, James Whitaker, Dany Wolf
- Art Direction: Elliott Glick
- Castings: Joanna Colbert, Richard Mento
- Costume Design: Carol Oditz
- D.O.P.: Terry Stacey
- Editor: Lee Haxall
- Makeup: Deborah K. Larsen
- Music: Trevor Horn
- Production Design: William Arnold
- Set Decorations: David Smith, Donna Stamps
Summer is winding down in the San Fernando Valley, and so are the '80s. But on one final night during Labor Day weekend 1988, five friends' lives will intersect at an all-night party as they declare-for the last time before turning a corner into adulthood. MIT alum Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) was poised to make the most of the Me Decade.
He should be in a corner office, starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 22-year-old has taken a part-time job behind the counter of a Suncoast video at the local mall. But when Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer)-the most popular girl from Matt's high school-walks into the store, he decides to take one last swing at greatness.
With his twin sister, Wendy (Anna Faris), and their best friend, Barry (Dan Fogler), he rolls out for an epic end-of-summer party. We follow the trio as they say goodbye to the teenage friends and personalities that defined them.
As the night wears on, Matt fakes an identity to impress Tori... Wendy faces a proposal from her high school sweetheart, Kyle (Chris Pratt) ... and Barry, having just been fired from his dream job of selling luxury cars, takes a walk on the wild side.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Phoenix, USA
- MPAA Warning: Language, sexual content and drug use
- Production Budget: $19 million
- Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Dritte
- Production Schedule: 20 February 2007 - 4 April 2007
2010 Guide Analysis: "Hollywood is always looking into old properties to find material to adapt to the big screen, but a song from the 70's? Admittedly you could do a lot worse than the Thin White Duke himself. Still that song in particular dealt with the likes of the Watergate Scandal whereas this film is one of those 80's retro coming of age comedies from the guys who did "That '70s Show". Sitcom style laughs and nostalgia trips ensue no doubt.
The release of this film however is an utter mess, despite the backing of a major distributor (Universal). Shot in early 2007 and previously titled "Kids in America", the project has sat on a shelf for several years and no-one is quite sure when the hell this is coming out. There's talk of a theatrical in the first half of the year (some schedules still have it listed for last Friday), but even then it's going to be a quick and quiet release that's probably only going theatrical to appease a contract. You want a great piece of entertainment with a Bowie song for a title? Try the original UK "Life on Mars"."