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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.

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writers:

Glenn Porter (story), Mark Pellington (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Richard
Jeremy Piven ... Ron
Rob Lowe ... Jonathan
Christian McKay ... Tim
Carla Gugino ... Officer Boyde
Tom Bower ... Captain Bob
Arielle Kebbel ... Randi
Zander Eckhouse ... Jonah
Abhi Sinha ... Ryan
Sasha Grey ... Raven
Joe Reegan ... Cole
August Emerson ... Ethan
Rebecca Creskoff ... Amanda
Melora Hardin ... Jane
Anthony Newfield Anthony Newfield ... Restaurant Manager
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When life hammers you, get smashed.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

I Melt with You - Wenn das Leben dich f****, dann schlag zurück! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Rich (Thomas Jane) and Tim (Christian Mcakay) are joy riding in the porshe is a clear nod to Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' wherein Tim starts 'Whooping' in similarity to the Durango speeding scene of 'Clockwork'..only sealing it with "Go Faster..got faster!" See more »

Quotes

Randi: I don't understand, I mean, is there something wrong with that?
Jonah: You published a book. I'd love to be able...
Richard: I was like that. I was so fucking excited about this... and... about that. But you just, you think it's gonna be so fucking rosy! So fucking rosy!
Randi: Well Jonah's not like that. He doesn't think anything's gonna be some certain way. He just loves to write.
Jonah: You don't have to speak for me...
Randi: You, you live in some sort of disallusionment! Because it's easier than being honest. What are you ...
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Charlie Don't Surf
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited and Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Truly brilliant film
16 December 2011 | by eddieblaneySee all my reviews

I have just watched this film and i am blown away on every level. I think it is so real it is untrue. I would have paid 10 dollars. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but i think it delivers, disturbs and makes you think about all kinds of stuff good and bad. I have read some other reviews and cannot for the life of me understand how negative some reviews are, It is only a film after all. In my opinion a brilliant film that will become a real cult film in time. I loved the camera use effects etc , very real , comes with a great cast and soundtrack also , I don't think the actors could have performed any better. Very convincing, I will recommend this film to all of my friends as a real life situation tonic. Brilliant. The best film i have seen in many years.


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