I Melt with You (2011)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 July 2012 (Russia)
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When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control, and a pact they made as young men is revisited.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Boyde
Captain Bob
Anthony Newfield ...
Restaurant Manager


Middle aged Jonathan, Richard, Rob and Tim are friends from their college days, each who has had some modicum of success in his life, but each who is facing an issue resulting in dissatisfaction with his current lot. Divorced father Jonathan is a physician whose practice is largely made up of wealthy patients for who he writes prescriptions for drugs for recreational use in return for payola. Party boy Richard was once a novelist, but now resorts to teaching high school English to make a living. Stockbroker Ron is happily married with kids, but in providing for his family, he decided to steal from his clients which has now resulted in a probable indictment by the Securities Commission for embezzlement. And five years ago, openly bisexual Tim was the driver that caused an accident which killed both his sister and his boyfriend, the guilt surrounding which still remains with him. As they live in various parts of the country, they make a point to get together at least once a year for a ... Written by Huggo

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When life hammers you, get smashed.



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Rated R for pervasive drug use and language, some violence and sexual content. | See all certifications »

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26 July 2012 (Russia)  »

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Pacto do Passado  »

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$2,729 (USA) (9 December 2011)


$4,795 (USA) (16 December 2011)

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Captain Bob: So, this is a reunion, huh?
Tim: We all went to college together. Johnathan and Richard have known each other since grade school. We meet every year, somewhere.
Captain Bob: It's nice, it's nice... It's good to catch up.
Tim: Sure is.
Captain Bob: I left school when I was 14. Sea kept me moving so I never had any reunions. Except with my wife after long fishing trips. She died 11 years ago. Cancer. So I spent most of my days out here, just drifting around trying to figure things out. I realized I was lucky to have felt something ...
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Dark meditation on middle age regret
13 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A film as powerful as it is disturbing, I Melt With You is for those of us who loved "requiem for a dream," "old boy," "irreversible," and "eraserhead" for their darker truths. The four anti heroes here are the people we know if we open our eyes and look around. Intentionally bleak, it takes a cold look at a group of men who have made bad choices in their lives and come face to face with them. Not everyone is honest enough to admit the vast difference between who they said they would be and what they actually became. These characters are. And what makes I Melt With You even more disturbing is the backdrop of Big Sur. It is the ugliness of living set against the power and beauty of nature. I found this movie incredibly moving and original, but, like the movies above, it is not for everyone. Oh, the soundtrack is the best I've heard in years.

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