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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 »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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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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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The entire movie was shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera. See more »

Quotes

Tim: You fuck lots of women. Have you ever truly loved one?
Richard: I love them all. Can't love them all if you only love one.
Tim: If that's true, that's interesting.
Richard: Yeah. You want to know what I think, Timothy? When they really get to see me, I don't like what they see.
Tim: You make sure of that.
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Connections

Featured in Conan: Armageddon Comes to Quiznos (2011) See more »

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Pretty Vacant
Written by Paul Cook (as Paul Thomas Cook), Steve Jones (as Stephen Philip Jones), John Lydon, Glen Matlock
Performed by Sex Pistols
Courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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A Heartwarming Holiday Film for All Ages… NOT!
12 May 2012 | by soncomanSee all my reviews

Late last year, I had the chance to preview a little film titled "I Melt With You." It's an ensemble drama featuring Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Thomas Jane and Christian MacKay. This film opened in the thick of the Holiday Movie Season.

If your idea of a holiday movie treat leans toward the likes of "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" or "Arthur Christmas" or "The Muppets," this film is NOT for you. If your idea of a holiday movie treat leans toward the likes of "Mission Impossible…" or "Sherlock Holmes…" then this film is NOT for you. Quite frankly, after watching it twice, I'm really not sure just who the hell this film is for - and that is not a criticism of the film. It is a strongly acted, strongly directed film that sucks you in and doesn't let go.

Every year, four "forty-something" college friends leave their careers and families behind to gather in a sort of mini-reunion where they live the weekend as if they were back in school - lots of sex, TONS of drugs, and the obligatory (punk) rock and roll. This year, however, things will be different.

And it's at this point, I must stop. To reveal anymore would lessen the film's impact on the viewer. The trailer gives you enough backstory (actually, a little too much) to make a synopsis from me redundant.

This film has polarized audiences throughout the festival circuit. Reactions to the film have been strong and deep felt - both positive and negative.

Bottom line - Is this a good film? Yes, I think it is. As I said - it's strongly acted, strongly directed, energetically edited and dynamically scored. Is it a pleasant film? Absolutely not. This is a tough film – a very tough film. Tough to watch, tough to listen to, tough to think about, and tough to let go of after it's over.


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