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Sasha Grey’s New Mainstream Movie- The Reviews are in..

Sasha Grey was in I Melt With You, which played Sundance in January. Below are some of the reviews. The rights to the movie were picked up by Magnolia Pictures and it will be released today direct to dvd.

The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider- "Sundance Review: ‘I Melt With You’ Is an Overwrought Mess. Mark Pellington’s "I Melt With You" may be the single biggest disappointment of the Sundance Film Festival. As a big fan of Pellington’s earlier films such as "The Mothman Prophecies" and "Arlington Road," I probably had greater expectations than most, but regardless of my high hopes, "I Melt With You" is a cinematic calamity from its open frames."

Chris Bumbray  of REVIEW: "I MELT WITH YOU is yet another Sundance entry that’s really going to divide audiences. Heck, of the press audience I saw this with, I’d wager about a quarter of the audience walked out, while another quarter seemed openly contemptuous of the film once the credits rolled. However, I’d also wager that a good 50% of the audience thought the film was incredible, and I’m happy to say I’m one of them."

Variety’s Robert Koehler-" A weekend romp for four middle-aged buddies devolves into a drug-fueled, suicidal hell in Mark Pellington’s ill-conceived and executed "I Melt With You," a work of extreme self-indulgence that would benefit from the hand of a firm producer and editor if Magnolia (which acquired theatrical rights at Sundance) is to make it commercially viable. Despite the thesping power of Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe and Christian McKay, pic figures to be a tough play on screens of any size."

Screen Junkies Fred Topel-"It’s not so much that the film is offensive. It’s just repulsive… The style introduces itself right away with throbbing beats muting out the scenes introducing each character. Text cards make a lot of statements, mostly beginning with “I Am…” By the end of the film, director Mark Pellington is cutting in footage of the Challenger explosion. Forget tasteless. That’s just nonsense."

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6 Responses to “Sasha Grey’s New Mainstream Movie- The Reviews are in..”

  1. desifoxx Says:

    Unfortunately for Porn Valley, the terms “Sundance movie” and “Mainstream” are not synonymous. There has been no real “Mainstream” crossovers from the porn industry.


  2. origen Says:

    What are you talking about, Desi? Even though it was an indie, she starred alongside Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, and Thomas Jane. That’s A-list talent. You don’t get any more “mainstream” than that.

    I don’t think it’s becoming of you to trash other people’s success–especially young women who made the daring and risky move to leave porn behind. That is the job of the manic-depressive porn junkies who post on LIB and XPT.

  3. Karmafan Says:

    Those guys aren’t A list talent. More like a B or C but they are still well known actors. A list would be George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, or Harrison Ford.

  4. wicker Says:

    Also, don’t overlook the fact that this film is being released direct to DVD.

  5. jeremysteele11 Says:

    This movie sounds as bad as The Girlfriend Experience. My eyes still hurt from that movie with the elongated shots of out of focus neon lights. Sasha’s lucky that didn’t end her mainstream career. When I think of her name connected with “A” list, I still think of “A” as in ‘anal’… and maybe that’s what the movie makers are thinking, too, because they’re not very focused on making good art.

  6. jeremysteele11 Says:

    This is the dumbest looking boxcover too! WTF R those dudes doing? Did someone lose their contact lense?

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