A Brief Timeline of the Events That Happened Since Take Me Home Tonight Began Filming
If you go see Take Me Home Tonight this weekend -- judging from the reviews, maybe you should think twice before doing so -- and leave wondering how star Topher Grace still looks 28 years old, the answer is simple. He was 28 years old when Take Me Home Tonight (then titled Kids in America) started filming. That was Feb. 17, 2007, and since then, four calendars' worth of stuff has happened. Ahead, Movieline offers you a brief timeline of the key events.
Feb. 17, 2007: Take Me Home Tonight begins filming.
Feb. 24, 2007: The Departed, Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker among winners at the 79th annual Academy Awards.
July 21, 2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released, sells 11 million copies in first 24 hours.
Aug. 7, 2007: Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's home run record.
Nov. 5, 2007: The Writer's Guild of America goes on strike.
Dec. 27, 2007: Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated.
Jan. 21, 2008: Black Monday for worldwide stock markets. FTSE sees biggest drop since 9/11.
Jan. 22, 2008: Heath Ledger dies.
Feb. 3, 2008: The New York Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII
Feb. 24, 2008: No Country for Old Men, Marion Cotillard, among winners at 80th annual Academy Awards.
March 12, 2008: Eliot Spitzer resigns as New York governor.
July 17, 2008: The Dark Knight is released, grosses $158 million during opening weekend.
Aug. 17, 2008: Michael Phelps wins his record-breaking eighth gold medal at Summer Olympics in Bejing.
Oct. 3, 2008: President Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill to save Wall Street.
Nov. 4, 2008: Barack Obama elected as 44th President of the United States.
Nov. 26, 2008: Terrorist attacks in Mumbai kill 168 people.
Dec. 9, 2008: Rod Blagojevich arrested on charges of political corruption.
Dec. 11, 2008: Bernie Madoff arrested.
Jan. 15, 2009: The Miracle on the Hudson occurs.
Jan. 20, 2009: Barack Obama inaugurated as 44th President of the United States.
Feb. 22, 2009: Slumdog Millionaire, Heath Ledger among winners at 81st annual Academy Awards.
June 1, 2009: GM files for bankruptcy.
June 11, 2009: You found out about "swine flu."
June 25, 2009: Michael Jackson dies.
July 17, 2009: Walter Cronkite dies.
Aug. 6, 2009: John Hughes dies.
Sept. 14, 2009: Patrick Swayze dies.
Nov. 4, 2009: New York Yankees win World Series for first time since 2000.
Dec. 18, 2009: Avatar opens.
Jan. 12, 2010: Earthquake in Haiti kills 230,000.
Jan. 22, 2010: Conan O'Brien hosts his final Tonight Show.
Jan. 25, 2010: Avatar surpasses Titantic to become the highest grossing movie of all-time.
Feb. 7, 2010: The New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.
March 7, 2010: The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow among winners at 82nd annual Academy Awards.
April 12, 2010: Conan O'Brien announces he's headed to TBS.
April 20, 2010: Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes, starting BP spill in Gulf of Mexico.
Oct. 6, 2010: Roy Halladay pitches second no-hitter in Major League Baseball postseason history.
Nov. 8, 2010: Conan O'Brien debuts Conan.
Nov. 19, 2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Part I released into theaters.
Dec. 31, 2010: Scores of birds die in Arkansas.
Feb. 6, 2011: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.
Feb. 27, 2011: The King's Speech, Natalie Portman among winners at the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
March 4, 2011: Take Me Home Tonight is released.
[Thanks to HistoryOrb.com for help with some of the dates.]