Red Band ‘I Melt with You’ Poster Inspires Much Curiosity

The red band trailer for I Melt with You defines the term “excess.” In it, four men are seen doing inordinate amounts of drugs, partying without rest, betraying their wives and families, and embracing torrentially reckless behavior. More than this, the trailer itself does one thing to excess: it inspires curiosity.

I Melt with You is the story of four middle-aged men whose friendship dates back to college. For one week every year, the men take breaks from their ordinary lives as family men, school teachers, professionals, et al, to spend time together in a beach house and completely abandon every attachment they have. The men are seen snorting huge sums of cocaine and speeding down a highway (an empty highway, but still), partying with much, much younger girls, and more of the like.

But this is not a wild, madcap comedy. A dark turn takes the trailer when a collective note comprised by the boys twenty-five years earlier resurfaces, inciting a great deal of anguish in each of them. The trailer does not reveal the contents, or even much of the nature, of the note…but we know it’s one of controversy. Some of the men seem interested in preserving the note’s intention, while some others feel that whatever they had promised to their future selves no longer applies.

It’s enough to bring out a tumultuous change in mood for the trailer, and each of the men. The movie looks to really exemplify the pain of these men, whether it comes from a secret from their past, or their attachment to their unhappy lives.

I Melt with You stars Rob Lowe, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven and Christian McKay, and is directed by Mark Pellington. (Arlington Road).

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Source: Slashfilm

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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