I Melt with You
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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.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It really is good, albeit in ways that are different from other movies."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"By the end, you feel nothing, not even contempt."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Director Mark Pellington creates complex characters in his new thriller I Melt With You, but unfortunately fails to deliver a realistic, intriguing story."
‑ Karen Benardello, We Got This Covered
"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."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"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."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Has the look of a John Cassavetes film, but with wimpy, colorless characters and a lot more drugs, death and color."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"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."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Instead of sympathizing with these jackasses, one wants to scream exactly what they don't want to hear: "Oh, grow up.""
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Paste Magazine
"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."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A movie about self-absorbed douchebags that wallows in their douchebaggery."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Laughably awful melodrama."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"This is meant to be probing and piercing, and it is merely rancid, shallow and bilious."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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