Tom Jane, Jeremy Piven and Rob Lowe do drugs and emote in the trailer for I Melt with You
Judging by the intensity and manweeping in the trailer for I MELT WITH YOU, Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven and Rob Lowe (along with Christian McKay, who played Orson Welles in Richard Linklater's ME AND ORSON WELLES) jumped at the chance to do some Serious Acting and engage in a bit of debauchery. It obviously wasn't the paycheck -- the experimental indie from director Mark Pellington (ARLINGTON ROAD) only cost about a million bucks.
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.
The movie arrives On-Demand November 4 and in theaters December 9th. Check out the joys of midlife crisis in the RED-BAND trailer below (sorry, non-Hulu capable readers).