Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: I Melt With You

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

I Melt With You – Opening December 9, 2011

I found this trailer on the IMDB home page, and I have to say that what intrigues me most about it is the cast. The trailer presents it as a bit of a frenetic film, focusing heavily on drug usage and alcohol consumption that might lead to confuse the main characters’ memories, so it’s possible that it will prove a disjointed experience. Any story about a group of best friends, however, is bound to have something productive and interesting to offer, and that seems to be the case here. What we have is three American TV stars that either have or have had successful long-running roles on television series, and one breakout British actor with one major notable film to his name and a bright career certainly ahead of him. Thomas Jane seems to be considerably looser here than he is on “Hung,” which should be fun. Rob Lowe, by contrast, is probably a bit more toned-down than his current character on “Parks & Recreation” (not to mention Eddie Nero from “Californication”), and should be great at playing a more subdued and serious person. This is Jeremy Piven’s chance to show the world that he’s capable of being more than just Ari Gold from “Entourage,” which I think he is. Christian McKay was far and away the best part of “Me and Orson Welles,” and I didn’t even recognize him in the trailer until his name came up at the end. I’m not sure I would go out of my way to see this, but given the opportunity, I definitely wouldn’t skip it since it looks like a solid acting piece and a generally engaging story.

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