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
Rene Faubacher
Father Rohn
Evangelist Carroll
Deantoni Parks ...
Angry Drunk Harv
Mrs. Matilda
Daniel Escobar ...


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 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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Performed by The Kills
Written by Alison Mosshart (as Allison Mosshart) and Jamie Hince
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Impressive directorial debut
16 February 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw a screening of this movie at Sundance 2010. I was very impressed with Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut. I told him afterward that it seemed effortless. He laughed and said it was anything but.

Sometimes with first-time directors (though he's had some TV directing experience), there are jarring points that make you realize you're watching a debut. But there were no such moments for me with this movie.

Christopher Thornton, who also wrote the script, was great. He explained after the screening that he developed this with Ruffalo after Thornton complained that there are no good roles for paraplegics.

Though I was told beforehand to expect a dark film, it really has more moments of levity, which Ruffalo said was intentional.

It's a film worth seeing!

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