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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.

Director:

Aram Rappaport (as Aram Michael Rappaport)

Writers:

Aram Rappaport (screenplay by), Max Barry (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Luis Acevedo 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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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[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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Written by Kymberley Kennedy
Performed by Kymberley Kennedy
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Brilliant
12 November 2013 | by john-138-904908See all my reviews

Ahhhh IMDb reviewers what is wrong with you people. I sat down to this after reading the reviews (5.5 average) and thought maybe its just another romcom flam which will fill in the evening, it will be nothing much.

But what I got was an original storyline and an engaging non cloned romcom I never seen before which zinged with ideas and concepts which I am still thinking about 2 days later, that is very rare with films these days.

As the film went the main protagonists have a great on screen chemistry, the story is an in-depth look at shallow marketing and it does that brilliantly. I really don't have to say more.

People have a look at this film and don't trust the reviewers who have read the book. I am sure the book is better, but as a standalone film this is very enjoyable. I have just bought another of the authors books as I am eager for more of his views of this time we live in.


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