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Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

 -  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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The Stain
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Rene Faubacher
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Father Rohn
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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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30 April 2011 (Japan)  »

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$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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U.R.A. Fever
(2008)
Performed by The Kills
Written by Alison Mosshart (as Allison Mosshart) and Jamie Hince
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company Limited
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Solid performances and a great screen play make Sympathy for Delicious a winner.
27 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just returned from a screening of Sympathy for Delicious at the Sundance Film Festival. After have viewed this picture, I am quite sure we will see this film in wide distribution.

Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton both give fantastic performances in a film that is destined to be a Sundance favorite. Thornton's screenplay gives us a look at the twisted and somewhat strange life of Delicious a paraplegic and homeless disc jockey (Thornton) and an ethically challenged priest (Ruffalo). Lives and paths cross with equally solid performances turned in by Laura Linney, Orlando Bloom and the always stunning Juliette Lewis.

I don't want to spoil this film by revealing the plot line, so I will suffice to say that when this movie makes wider distribution, it will be one you won't want to miss.


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