Syrup is a 2013 American comedy drama film directed by Aram Rappaport and based on the novel of the same name by Max Barry. Its video on demand release date was May 1, 2013, and its US theater release date was June 7, 2013.
|Directed by||Aram Rappaport|
|Written by||Aram Rappaport|
|Based on||Syrup by Max Barry|
|Music by||Peter Bateman|
|Edited by||Robert Hoffman|
Lila 9th Productions
|Distributed by||Magnolia Pictures|
|June 7, 2013 (US)|
|Budget||$25 million|
A young man named Scat comes up with a new idea for a drink after he drops his drink and swears, calling it 'FUKK'. He goes to Addison Cola Company where he maneuvers a meeting with a formidable marketing executive, Six, by triggering the fire alarm. While mediocre, she tells him that she and her team will polish it before it is presented to the board. During the meeting, the board shows some resistance but Six informs them that Scat is willing to give up trademark provisions for a mere two million. Scat then realizes he has not reserved the trademark and scrambles to the Patent and Trademark Office only to find out that his roommate, Sneaky Pete, stole his idea and registered it earlier that morning.
Success befalls Pete as 'FUKK' becomes the highest selling energy drink in the nation. Embittered, Scat goes back to his ordinary life but is later recruited by Six to help her come up with a new ad campaign after she is booted off the 'FUKK'r not being 'cool' enough to drink his lucky number 17's corresponding drink. After confirming that this time the death is real, Scat goes on TV to apologize but ends up pointing out that drink sales have never been higher even after the death and that people, like him, 'have a dream'. Scat walks along watching himself on the TV displays and Six finds him. Scat tells her his real name is 'Michael' and asks for her real name. They kiss, but Six insists that "Six" is her name. Scat says, "It's been a pleasure doing business with you, Six," and walks away.
- Amber Heard as Six, the Addy marketing executive.
- Shiloh Fernandez as Scat, the protagonist.
- Kellan Lutz as Sneaky Pete, Scat's former roommate and company rival.
- Brittany Snow as Three, Pete's assistant.
- Josh Pais as Davidson.
- Kate Nash as Beth.
- Rachel Dratch as Clerk
- Adam LeFevre as Priest
- Christopher Evan Welch as Davies
- Zachary Booth as Chet
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a critic score of 25% based on reviews from 8 critics, with an average rating of 4/10.
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