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Syrup (2013)

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A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.

Director:

Aram Rappaport (as Aram Michael Rappaport)

Writers:

Aram Rappaport (screenplay by), Max Barry (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Luis Acevedo Juan Luis Acevedo ... Priest
Kirstie Alley ... Kirstie Alley
Jolene Andersen ... Lisa Simmons
Max Barry Max Barry ... Waiter
Katie Blake ... Jen the Assistant
Zachary Booth ... Chet
Geoffrey Cantor ... Executive #2
Alexander Chaplin ... Paul
Michael Chenevert ... Business Man #1
Steve Cirbus ... Reynolds
Marcus Coloma ... Jim the Marketer
Sophia Banks ... TV Host (as Sophia Banks-Coloma)
Justine Cotsonas ... Kit the Marketer
Lucy DeVito ... Cindy
Rachel Dratch ... Clerk
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Storyline

A slacker hatches a million-dollar idea. But, in order to see it through, he has to learn to trust his attractive corporate counterpart. Based on Max Barry's novel.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Six asks Scat if he came up with any new idea, they have an argument while leaving the building. Six holds her cellphone in the left hand. In the next shot the cellphone vanishes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Scat: Marketing 101: if you live in any major city, you see 800 ads a day. In most of them, models are going to be looking at you like they want to fuck you. You're so used to this that you don't even notice it. But your body does. Your heart rate increases, you pupils dilate, you breathe faster, you become more alert. You've been tapped. Looking at billboards is supposed to feel like love at first sight. But it's not real love, it's just marketing. And without that, you wouldn't even ...
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Soundtracks

Be Set Free
Written by Langhorne Slim, Malachi DeLorenzo, and Jeffrey Ratner
Performed by Langhorne Slim
Courtesy of Kemado Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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All Hail "Marketing!"
17 May 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

That's because every person involved with marketing should give it a try. A celluloid pool of genius, marketing, competition & stereotype.

The movie starts off great succeeding in creating ample suspense to hook our bottoms onto the seat. Then, it approaches genius with the lead characters showing average diligence to a somewhat good book. Screenplay is a marvel just like the music is beat. Cinematography impressed me mostly because the details were kept at bay and what matters (humour & dialogs) are highlighted.

The story, as a whole, wasn't new to me, but since it is an adaptation, I loved the 'plot.' And with the inclusion of love, sex (not much) or romance, the recipe smelled good but has ounces of sourness in it. Creating gigantic levels of deep meaning concepts, non-ambiguity, establishing marketing mantra by keeping the stereotype strong... in tandem, Syrup works for most of its part due to the sharp oration, execution & pleasurable narrative with texts and inklings. Flashbacks, pencil-drawn-animation, in-advertisements, secrets, serious competition portrayals & slapstick are the chief points.

What it lacks is an unequivocal climax. Well, it might seem tangible for a story with so curvy structure, but as an entertainer, the comedy-drama stumbles halfway into the second part, corrupts into vagueness, obliterates some of its half-baked characters & alludes hackery. However, it will be a ice-cream sherbet for marketing guys.

BOTTOM LINE: A heavy 6.9/10 for the different style of storytelling & a palpable experience. Give it a try, you may like it! This is a type of movie which puts you in a dilemma - whether to spend few bucks & watch it once or wait for sometime & own it forever.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

MESSAGE: Competitions are for sissies. And when love is involved, you better watch it out on who surpasses & who quits.

Profanity: Mediocre | Sex: Very Mild | Nudity: No | Mouth-Kiss: Mild | Violence: No | Gore: No | Smoking: Strong | Alcohol: Mild | Drugs: Mediocre | Vulgarity: No


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$301, 9 June 2013

Gross USA:

$663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$663
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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