By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 29, 2011 at 9:47AM
Here's a midlife crisis gone so awry that no amount of hugging it out with your bros is gonna solve it.
A red band trailer has arrived for Mark Pellington's "I Melt With You" and from the the first moment of Thomas Jane exuberantly snorting coke and powering his sweet ride down the road, you know this will be a movie of few small moments and many loud ones. Co-starring Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay and Sasha Grey, the story centers on four college buds whose annual reunion in Big Sur finds them grappling with some of their feelings and hard drugs. Always a deadly combo. The result is an HD video smorgasboard of everyone involved Acting really, really hard. Perhaps we're being a bit too hard on this but we're still feeling the sour taste of Pellington's last effort, the awful "Henry Poole Is Here." And with reports of a slew of walkouts during its Sundance screening, our hopes aren't very high.
Magnolia Pictures will put the film On Demand on November 4th with a limited theatrical bow slated for December 9th. Check out the full synopsis and NSFW trailer below.
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.