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 blaring rock 'n' roll soundtrack, parties with much younger women spin out of control. Exhausted and run ragged, they bare their souls and their reunion takes a much darker turn. When a promise from their past is brought to light, none of their lives will ever be the same. -- (C) Official Site
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R (for pervasive drug use and language, some violence and sexual content)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Thomas Jane
as Richard
Rob Lowe
as Jonathan
Carla Gugino
as Officer Boyd
Tom Bower
as Captain Bob
Abhi Sinha
as Ryan
Sasha Grey
as Raven
Joe Reegan
as Cole
Anthony Newfield
as Restaurant Manager
Tom Donald
as Choking Old Man
Emma Friedman
as Old Man's Daughter
David Lowe
as Officer Stevens
Ryan Harry
as Pool Player #1
Alex Solowitz
as Pool Player #2
Nico Nicotera
as Bartender
Niko Nicotera
as Bartender
Shane Roney
as Miles
Dani Fish
as Jody
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Critic Reviews for I Melt with You

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

It really is good, albeit in ways that are different from other movies.

Full Review… | December 22, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie captures, as well as any other, the feeling of partying into oblivion, minus the next-morning internal pitchfork stabs. Think of a wild friend you wouldn't want to emulate but can't let go of.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
New York Post
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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.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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By the end, you feel nothing, not even contempt.

December 8, 2011
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
New York Daily News
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A movie about self-absorbed douchebags that wallows in their douchebaggery.

Full Review… | December 7, 2011
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for I Melt with You

"I Melt with You" is an insufferable, derivative and dreary mess of a nihilistic movie whose cliched idea of a mid-life crisis involves a Porsche or two. If I got a kick out of self-loathing on this scale, I would watch "Mad Men." On the plus side, this all makes me feel positively well-adjusted. The movie's sole insight is the fact that as people grow older, they cannot handle alcohol and drugs like they once were able to. If only the barely developed characters in this movie thought about this before... ...Richard(Thomas Jane), Ron(Jeremy Piven), Jonathan(Rob Lowe) and Tim(Christian McKay) get together for their annual reunion, this time in Big Sur, California. While they enjoy hanging out together, their lives are otherwise a mess. Ron has the SEC up his ass. Jonathan is dissatisfied with his role as a pill pusher.(If that's how he feels, then he can volunteer at a free clinic or write a hefty check to Doctors without Borders to salve his conscience.) By the movie's own murky logic, worst off is Richard who is a high school teacher. Tim's problem is much harder to get at, only being referenced about halfway through and may somehow involve Sasha Grey. That's also the point at which any sign of a plot kicks in which involves the guys' overreaction to a promise made 25 years before, instead of being ashamed of having written such a bad piece of poetry.

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Walter M.

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