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Sympathy for Delicious (2011)

Sympathy for Delicious

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

April 29, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Studio

Maya Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mark Ruffalo

Producer

Andrea Sperling, Matt Weaver, Scott Prisand, Mark Ruffalo, Christopher Thornton

Screenwriter

Christopher Thornton

Starring

Story


In Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut "Sympathy for Delicious", newly paralyzed DJ "Delicious" Dean O'Dwyer (Christopher Thornton) struggles to survive in his wheelchair on the streets of Los Angeles. Longing to walk again and rejuvenate his career, Dean skeptically turns to the world of faith healing, where, in a bizarre twist, he mysteriously acquires the ability to lay hands on the sick and cure their ailments, yet cannot heal himself. A young Jesuit priest (Mark Ruffalo) tries to help Dean in his struggle to understand this maddening spiritual riddle, but when success and fame beckon, Dean sells himself out along with his divine power in exchange for his rock 'n' roll dreams.

"Sympathy for Delicious" is a wholly original story, filled with humor and pathos as well as a realistic, yet vivid story, exploring the lasting effects of tragedy, the search for meaning, and the ultimate redemptive power of compassion.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it is a chaotic pile-up of half-baked concepts that suggests an intellectual mosh pit..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
“..there's a vague streak running all the way through Sympathy For Delicious..”
by Sam Adams [AV Club]
“..unwinds a narrative thread that grows increasingly tattered and flimsy..”
by Sheri Linden [LA Times]