Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariel Lee
The Stain
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Deantoni Parks ...
Angry Drunk Harv
Mrs. Matilda
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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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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2011 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Bolna sucut  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$13,114 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Father Joe: So, did you hear about the blind woman who is healed by a man in a wheelchair?
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Performed by Burnt the Diphthongs
Featuring Cedric Bixler-Zavala (as Cedric Bixler), Orlando Bloom, DJ Disk, Juliette Lewis, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & Deantoni Parks
Written by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (as Cedric Bixler)
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15 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sympathy For Delicious has a terrific cast, more than one of the supporting cast are favorites of mine. So I was very disappointed when I was finding myself bored only a few minutes in. In my opinion there are a lot of problems with this film, for starters I think the plot is absolutely ridiculous, secondly the protagonist of the story is one of the most unlikable characters I have ever come across, and finally I think the story would have been better if it stayed in one direction, this us just my personal opinion, I know a lot of people enjoyed this movie but it just wasn't for me.

The supporting cast is spectacular, particularly Ruffalo and Lewis, unfortunately for Lewis her role is very underused, she has her scene towards the end but her character was the most interesting so it's a shame that she wasn't utilized more. Orlando Bloom exudes arrogance perfectly, and it's nice to see Laura Linney let her hair down and get feisty in a mean way, (in my opinion she can do no wrong). Mark Ruffalo manages to bring his charm and charisma to the role of a priest who just wants to do right by everyone.

I think the production of Sympathy For Delicious is top notch I just think the direction let it down, In saying that though I do still look forward to seeing what Mr Ruffalo does next.

All in all for me though it was forgetful and unfulfilling.

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