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Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

R | | Drama | 30 April 2011 (Japan)
A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.

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Ariel Lee
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The Stain
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Rene Faubacher
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Father Rohn
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Evangelist Carroll
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Prendell
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Oogie
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Rasha
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Chuck
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Angry Drunk Harv
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Mrs. Matilda
Daniel Escobar ...
Hector
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Dean O'Dwyer, also known as ""Delicious D," is an up-and-coming DJ on the underground music scene in Los Angeles. When a motorcycle accident leaves Dean paralyzed, he abandons his turntables for a wheelchair as his once promising career disappears before his eyes. Forced to live out of his car on skid row, Dean begins his descent into depression when he meets Father Joe Roselli, a passionate young priest. Father Joe introduces Dean to the world of faith-healing, an unlikely way for him to begin his quest to walk again. He soon discovers that he possesses the otherworldly power to heal people, but in an odd twist of fate, he is utterly unable to heal himself. Despite Father Joe's warnings, Dean angrily decides to use his newfound gift for fame and fortune. He joins a rock band led by charismatic front man The Stain with bassist Ariel, and manager Nina Hogue. But his newfound notoriety is unable to cure the hurt that encompasses his life. To find true healing, Dean must ultimately ... Written by Official site

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Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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30 April 2011 (Japan)  »

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Bolna sucut  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,448 (USA) (29 April 2011)

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$13,114 (USA) (6 May 2011)
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Father Rohn: I think you were bargaining for the healing, Dean, but that is not the same thing. I think you should say hello to God.
Dean O'Dwyer: Yeah, what if I'm pissed off at God. What if I think God's bullshit?
Father Rohn: I would say hello first, and then tell him he's bullshit and you're pissed off.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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I Started a Joke
(1968)
Performed by The Bee Gees
Written by Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb / Maurice Gibb
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
All Scratches Written and Performed by Turntablist DJ Disk
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a strong debut
1 May 2012 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Mark Ruffalo's directional debut seemed good enough for me. Of course this movie doesn't pretend to be an extra-realistic, serious drama with a deep-deep context, despite of it the movie is full of the important ideas and real-life dilemmas. Personally I considered Ruffalo's work as an entire metaphor about individual choices, forming our lives, we make every time, the ability and power to believe. about arisen greed and envy that both anyway crash the way based on the right decision. Dj's gift and miracles come into his life are challenging him, pushing on his all weak sides, but made him review his life entirely. The main two characters - neither priest nor ex-DJ are categorical ones, both being complicated persons. The end also has symbolical shape with a note for the best, however being not happy. The only film's demerits i saw were about events, moving too fast, and the image of the gift had been shown in a too much expressional way. But otherwise "Sympathy for Delicious" is an interesting movie to see and it gives some stuff you can think about after viewing.


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