The trailer has recently landed for Mark Pellington’s drug fuelled drama I Melt With You. The film features an impressive cast including Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Carla Gugino, Tom Bower and porn actress Sasha Grey. Written by Glenn Porter the film centres on four forty-something former college friends who come together for a reunion which spirals out of control.
Looking at the trailer the film looks kind of cool, a sort of mixture of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Very Bad Things. If the film delivers on what the trailer promises, this could be a real cult classic. There are no release details yet, but we will bring you the news as it happens. Here is the synopsis:
Richard (Thomas Jane), Ron (Jeremy Piven), Jonathan (Rob Lowe) and Tim (Christian McKay) are old college friends that gather annually for a week in Big Sur to celebrate their friendship and catch-up on each other’s lives.They seem like typical men in their forties – all with careers, families, and enormous responsibilities – but like most people there is a lot more beneath the surface.
As the week progresses, they go down the rabbit hole of excess as 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 to one another revealing the disillusionment with their lives. As the truth emerges, the reunion takes a much darker turn when a promise from their past is brought to light. From director Mark Pellington, I MELT WITH YOU is a visually dazzling, wild and wooly trip deep into the male psyche, driven by four amazingly committed and profound performances.
By Matt Wavish