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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 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,448, 1 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,114, 8 May 2011
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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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Auberge Le Mouton Noir
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Performed by Do Make Say Think
Written by Do Make Say Think
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intriguing
3 August 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Dean "Delicious D" O'Dwyer (Christopher Thornton) is a bitter paralyzed DJ who lives on L.A. skid row. Ariel Lee (Juliette Lewis) tries to get him to play in her band led by singer The Stain (Orlando Bloom). Nina Hogue (Laura Linney) is their sleazy manager. Father Joe Roselli (Mark Ruffalo) helps the homeless and tries to help Dean. When Dean discovers his power to cure, Father Joe pays him to cure the people at his mission. It quickly gets out of hand. A man offers to pay the mission $250k to cure his daughter. Dean is infuriated and wants to be paid himself as part of the band's show.

Ruffalo's directing is a bit chaotic. On the other hand, his acting is great and I love his work during the chaos of the healing mission. Orlando Bloom as the lead singer don't feel right. Juliette Lewis has the right feel. Christopher Thornton is not a normal lead actor but he fits this bitter character. It's an interesting idea and I like this movie until the trial. It changes the movie in a wrong direction just as it starts to pick up speed with a vibrant pumping energy.


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