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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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Mark Ruffalo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Thornton ... Dean O'Dwyer
Mark Ruffalo ... Father Joe
Juliette Lewis ... Ariel Lee
Laura Linney ... Nina Hogue
Orlando Bloom ... The Stain
Noah Emmerich ... Rene Faubacher
James Karen ... Father Rohn
John Carroll Lynch ... Evangelist Carroll
Robert Wisdom ... Prendell
Dov Tiefenbach ... Oogie
Niko Nicotera ... Rasha
Deantoni Parks Deantoni Parks ... Chuck
Stephen Mendillo ... Angry Drunk Harv
Sandra Seacat ... Mrs. Matilda
Daniel Escobar 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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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolna sucut See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,448, 1 May 2011

Gross USA:

$13,826

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,826
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Carroll Lynch and Robert Wisdom both appeared in Face/Off (1997) 13 years prior, but shared no scenes together. See more »

Quotes

Father Joe: So, did you hear about the blind woman who is healed by a man in a wheelchair?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) See more »

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09-15-00 Part 2
(2002)
Performed by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
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Impressive directorial debut
16 February 2010 | by ajflickSee 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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