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Syrup (2013)

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A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.

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Aram Rappaport (as Aram Michael Rappaport)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Luis Acevedo ... Priest
Kirstie Alley ... Kirstie Alley
Jolene Andersen ... Lisa Simmons
Max Barry Max Barry ... Waiter
Katie Blake ... Jen the Assistant
Zachary Booth ... Chet
Geoffrey Cantor ... Executive #2
Alexander Chaplin ... Paul
Michael Chenevert ... Business Man #1
Steve Cirbus Steve Cirbus ... Reynolds
Marcus Coloma ... Jim the Marketer
Sophia Banks ... TV Host (as Sophia Banks-Coloma)
Justine Cotsonas ... Kit the Marketer
Lucy DeVito ... Cindy
Rachel Dratch ... Clerk
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Storyline

A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сироп See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$301, 9 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$656, 16 June 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"6's" real name is in fact Elizabeth. This can be seen on her name tag as it is placed on the table when she is being brought into Zeph-Co. See more »

Goofs

When Six asks Scat if he came up with any new idea, they have an argument while leaving the building. Six holds her cellphone in the left hand. In the next shot the cellphone vanishes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scat: Marketing 101: if you live in any major city, you see 800 ads a day. In most of them, models are going to be looking at you like they want to fuck you. You're so used to this that you don't even notice it. But your body does. Your heart rate increases, you pupils dilate, you breathe faster, you become more alert. You've been tapped. Looking at billboards is supposed to feel like love at first sight. But it's not real love, it's just marketing. And without that, you wouldn't even ...
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Big Fat Liar
Written by Caitlin Simpson, Thomas Knudsen, and Evan Johannson Brenna
Published by Full Thought Publishing
Performed by Kinny
Courtesy of Tru Thoughts, Ltd.
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540th Review: Solid Post-Hipster Business Satire
19 May 2013 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Syrup is a clever piece of film based on Max Barry's blacker than black novel about modern business where saying Wharton and Harvard is more important than effort and hard work. In a world where brand image is everything, everything is up for grabs.

Shiloh Frenandez plays Scat, a guy with dreams but lacking the killer instinct, that is supplied by 6, a platinum blonde who lives for marketing, well-played by Amber Heard - together they look to make a new soft drink and get involved in the ludicrously lucrative world of inter-office politics and global marketing.

This is good solid satire that just about has enough self-knowing irony to cock a snoot at what it's meant to be doing - and we, as the audience are gullible to be fooled and wise enough to know the fun is being fooled.

All in all this is a well-made and well-packaged film that doesn't quite get to the heart of the novel - but it's fun and funny and appeals to the post-hipster too cool for school in all of us.


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