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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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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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Drama

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,729, 11 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,795, 18 December 2011
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The entire movie was shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera. See more »

Quotes

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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Brand New Cadillac
Written by Vince Taylor
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Entertainment (UK) Limited and Epic Records
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A masterpiece, and stupid at the same time.
24 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have this much mixed emotions for a film in a long, long time. The film blew my mind. I will divide it in two parts. As the film lasts two hours in total, let's divide it in an hour each.

The first hour is a masterpiece. Such good acting, dialog, scenery, the director, Mark Pellington, has truly made a masterpiece. I did not see such good ''camerawork'' in a long time. The actors, could have not acted better. I was stunned by the chemistry between them. It truly is, if you don't mind the theme of the story, a fantastic 'drive' through the first hour. The soundtrack, was also stunning as well. For the first part of the movie, had it not have changed through the second part, it would have been an 11/10. By the virtuosity of the complete package, a flawless portion of the film, with amazing realistic relations and events.

After things go wrong, in more ways then one, the movie kinda goes on another road. Not that it's a bad road, but the execution was bad. A story, that I could not completely believe, kinda left a bad taste in my mouth. To end it all like they did, was in my opinion, a bad way, and the film simply goes downhill.

Why the incredibly high score then? Because it was beautiful. It was stunning, and as others pointed out, not for the emotionally weak or those who live in a glass house, not involved with real life problems and tragedies we all endure during our daily lives. To put it in overused terms, it's simply epic, and emotionally draining.

A gem.


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