I Melt with You (2011)
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Richard (Thomas Jane), Ron (Jeremy Piven), Jonathan (Rob Lowe) and Tim (Christian McKay) are old college buddies who gather for a week each year in Big Sur to celebrate Tim's birthday and catch up with each other's lives. On the surface, they look like typical men in their forties, with careers, families and responsibilities. But as with most people, there is more to them than meets the eye. As the week progresses, they go down the rabbit hole of excess: mountains of drugs are consumed to a
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A fanfare for the common jerk that taints every '80s-era alt-rock soundtrack tune it touches, "I Melt With You" assuredly marks itself as one of 2011's most ludicrous releases.
If it weren't played so very straight, this jaw-dropping thriller might pass for an accurate satire of Hollywood self-indulgence. Instead, it serves as a prime example.
Director Mark Pellington creates complex characters in his new thriller I Melt With You, but unfortunately fails to deliver a realistic, intriguing story.
Has the look of a John Cassavetes film, but with wimpy, colorless characters and a lot more drugs, death and color.
Former porn star Sasha Grey turns up in a small role, and I daresay that the blunt, single-syllable scripts employed in her erotic films were Oscar-worthy compared to this drivel.
The actors do their best with what's been thrown at them-such a waste of so much talent-but by journey's end the film collapses on itself.
The best-looking bad film of 2011, I Melt with You squanders a fine acting quartet with self-indulgent existential angst among characters who are impossible to like.
Whether you're male or female, going through a mid-life crisis is no picnic. But watching the way it's depicted in 'I Melt with You' may be even worse.
This is meant to be probing and piercing, and it is merely rancid, shallow and bilious.
Although a stark performative moment here and a cold, sexy shot there slip through, all of the film's lesser ambitions are undone by its most risible one - to be serious, and thus be taken seriously.
Wildly overwrought portrait of four college buddies reunited for a weekend of drug-fueled debauchery and soul searching. Like a drunken evening, there are some good moments but it's not worth it in the end.
A tolerant few will find smears of art buried somewhere beneath the relentless excess, I feel most who approach the feature will walk away with bloodshot eyes, tinnitus, and a urgent feeling to never sit through another Pellington movie.
Audience Reviews for I Melt with You
- Tim: Nothing mattered when we were together. And when we were apart, I felt him. I felt him, like my own breath.
- Ron: The hand of fate taps the shoulders of those around you.
- Ron: You only see ahead as you whip yourself into a frenzy.
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