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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 ... 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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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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Blackout
Written by Kymberley Kennedy
Performed by Kymberley Kennedy
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Consumerism criticism love story.
10 May 2013 | by thebackofmyhouseSee all my reviews

First of all, I haven't read the book, which I heard was good. This movie is more of a social commentary on consumerism, particularity in the advertising industry and how everything is about projecting the right image to make money.

The main story is about two advertising people are attracted to each other, but are they attracted to the image that the other is presenting or the real person behind it? There are some interesting anecdotes on the nature of marketing being presented in the movie, which I find to be the biggest draw of the movie for me. If seen from a "criticism of marketing" point of view, the movie is "deep". There are layers to the characters and story that requires a re-watch to get everything.

Overall, the movie achieves what it set to do. The story moves along at a good pace, there were no boring parts. Amber Heard's acting outshines the other actors. The not-so-big budget of the movie shows at times, but it doesn't interfere it from being a good movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Syrup 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

Gross USA:

$663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$663
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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