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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

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

Gross USA:

$6,361

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,232
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Captain Bob: So, this is a reunion, huh?
Tim: We all went to college together. Johnathan and Richard have known each other since grade school. We meet every year, somewhere.
Captain Bob: It's nice, it's nice... It's good to catch up.
Tim: Sure is.
Captain Bob: I left school when I was 14. Sea kept me moving so I never had any reunions. Except with my wife after long fishing trips. She died 11 years ago. Cancer. So I spent most of my days out here, just drifting around trying to figure things out. I realized I was lucky to have felt something ...
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Connections

Features Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Thunder
Written by Damon Krukowski, Dean Wareham (as Michael Wareham) and Naomi Yang
Performed by Galaxie 500
Courtesy of 20/20/20 Records
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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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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