Into the Night is a totally '80s comedy-thriller starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer, featuring a memorable performance from the late great David Bowie. There’s murder, intrigue, car chases to cheesy music, gold chains on hairy necks, and, best of all, our Jeff’s bedhead and corduroy jacket. That’s right — almost two hours of a sleepy Goldblum running around like he slept in his office again because he has a tight deadline to meet.
Goldblum plays a depressed insomniac named Ed. This makes the bedhead a wonder, because he doesn’t sleep a wink until the very end of the movie. Both Ed and Diana, played by Pfeiffer, are on the run the entire night and well into the morning. Only Goldblum could make such a stressed look so appealing, a testimony to his powers.
The jacket he sports the entire film helps finish off the look. Corduroy jackets look so comfortable, and the man wearing it makes it look comfortable squared. It makes you want to reach into the movie, tell Ed to hand you his jacket, fold it into a makeshift pillow, and ask him to rest his weary bedhead on your lap. After he finally drifts off to sleep, you can take the jacket and cover him and yourself up for a good night’s sleep. All of this would be a win-win for everyone involved. He gets to sleep and you get the honor of helping someone in need.
The bedhead and corduroy jacket bring out the good samaritan-heathen in all of us.