At number one on criticWIRE’s Most Divisive film list is Mark Pellington’s lurid all-boys romp “I Melt With You.” The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year to an avalanche of negative feedback (46 critics reportedly walked out of the thing at its press screening, per Movieline). Despite the bad buzz, it found a home at Magnolia Pictures who are releasing it theatrically on December 9.
The company dropped the red band trailer today, so now you can get an explicit look at what got the critics all riled up in Park City.
“I Melt With You” stars Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe and Christian McKay as a band of friends who each year gather for a weekend to catch up. From the looks of it, this involves drinking excessively, doing mountains of cocaine, driving cars really fast and hooking up with strangers. Things take a dire turn this time around, when secrets best kept hidden come into the mix.
Have a look at it all go down below.