I Melt With You
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Well, NOT SO FAST, you goody-two-shoes, you nice people, you sensitive people briefly troubled with *practical* problems that have achievable solutions, you Millennials, you pursed-lipped old Boomer ladies, whoever the hell y'all are. We're still here, we're still partying, we still have the best music, and you know what? -- you're not invited. Get out.
The movie clearly touched raw nerves, particularly among professional reviewers whose byline photos show that they're just as "middle-aged" and "white" as the characters in Mark Pellngton's film. The other offended group were tenderfoot Millennials who resented the movie's dismissal of them, to say nothing of them being depicted as snotnose brats full of Oprah-wisdom and faux-entitlement. (The aging GenXers in the movie at least earned, or in Jeremy Piven's case, stole, their OWN money.) Former porn-star Sasha Grey's presence also seemed to offend everyone. I was glad to see her, myself, but that goes along with my disgusting sense of "entitlement", I suppose.Read more ›
This isn't a movie I would buy in DVD or Blu-Ray, but it is worth checking out on TV if you get premium service.
Just remember...I said it was "different." And it certainly
And SPOILER!: Apparently one of the prescriptions can cause suicidal thoughts and actions (I looked it up because it was bothering me). The turning point came when the men were gathered around the table and the doc was going around "checking" them and putting a pill in their mouth with the camera focusing on one male getting a different pill from the others. Guess which one? Yep, the one that causes suicidal thoughts. Nothing was said at any point in the movie, but I have to wonder if this was a not so subtle clue by the directed for the mayhem that follows.
I wish I could give this 2 1/2 stars because I don't quite hate it, but I didn't like it either.
I Melt With You is not for everyone and initially I didn't think it was for me. But I stuck with it and despite several flaws, it's definitely a film that has some merits and, if nothing else, it gets credit for being a hauntingly emotional character study of middle age crossed with major life struggles.
The directorial style is not going to be to everyone's liking. Mark Pellington's shaky camera movements, off angle shots and blurry focuses might not be your cup of tea but past those (sometimes hard to ignore) aesthetics, there is a movie that more people to see. Even if you don't like the film, I give credit to the stars for taking a risk and making this outside the box drama.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a great story.i love how it all ties together.depressingly cool.Published 2 months ago by alisha
A dreadfully honest and over-the-top exercise in the power of love and despair. A lot of people will be offended when they watch it, but that is ok. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Chris886
Depressing but Thought Provoking. If you are a male in your 40's or 50's it is a must watch.Published 9 months ago by william
Got bored really quick watching these middle age men get high, im like this is to unrealistic. One of them should have had a heart attack and or over dosed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sean H.
I enjoyed it, although I'm not really surprised that I hadn't heard of it before. Not one I'd watch over and over like the Big Chill or Less than Zero...but it's in that realm.Published 10 months ago by SandFleaDDH