Sympathy for Delicious

2010 "You get what you need."
5.6| 1h36m| R| en

A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.


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Also starring Christopher Thornton


Smartorhypo Highly Overrated But Still Good
Baseshment I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.
Glimmerubro It is not deep, but it is fun to watch. It does have a bit more of an edge to it than other similar films.
Guillelmina The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo.
Walter Kovacs Mark Ruffalo's directional debut seemed good enough for me. Of course this movie doesn't pretend to be an extra-realistic, serious drama with a deep-deep context, despite of it the movie is full of the important ideas and real-life dilemmas. Personally I considered Ruffalo's work as an entire metaphor about individual choices, forming our lives, we make every time, the ability and power to believe. about arisen greed and envy that both anyway crash the way based on the right decision. Dj's gift and miracles come into his life are challenging him, pushing on his all weak sides, but made him review his life entirely. The main two characters - neither priest nor ex-DJ are categorical ones, both being complicated persons. The end also has symbolical shape with a note for the best, however being not happy. The only film's demerits i saw were about events, moving too fast, and the image of the gift had been shown in a too much expressional way. But otherwise "Sympathy for Delicious" is an interesting movie to see and it gives some stuff you can think about after viewing.
napierslogs "Sympathy for Delicious" invites us to feel sympathy for the lead character nicknamed Delicious D. He's a former DJ now paralysed and in a wheelchair living day-to-day off the support of a local church-run homeless shelter. However, it's implied that he's in his current penny-less situation because of his disability. But as far as I know, there aren't many high paying jobs for DJs available regardless of ability to stand.Almost simultaneously, Dean meets up with a struggling rock band trying to make it famous while the in-house priest at the shelter observes him healing people with incurable diseases. The rock band is a combination of heavy metal and techno with no rhythm or melody. They are way too cool for playing some stupid melody. As amusing as that may sound remember that this is a drama and is not played out for comedy, and more importantly, their music makes up the soundtrack.The movie continues with how Delicious D can make money off of his "gift". Surprisingly, to the non-cynical folk out there, the church also wants to make money off of his gift, but of course in a more deserving kind of way. This storyline would be unexpected if the filmmakers agree with the church's stance that hands-on healing exists. But that hint of surprise is immediately undone with the nagging suspicion that the filmmakers believe that this is a true story."Sympathy for Delicious" is dark and dismal — literally and metaphorically. If the types of characters portrayed didn't really exist, it could be amusing in a comic sort of way, but instead it's afflictive in a realistic kind of way. The headache from the dissonant music will stay with you long after it's over.
jagwiz He's the classic and well performed model of Shakespeare's Protagonist and his 'Reversal of Error'. The character himself is, in my opinion, the cure to the human being's answer to accepting imperfection in this world. Ruffino's character almost nearly duplicates the main character in terms of meaning and the 'Reversal of Error' found with many if not most of Shakespeare's Protagonists. Yet, we do not get a chance to see that character's "Reversal" truly play out. That is, of course, because he is not the main character, which is good...if we are to mirror these character's into and with the form of a Classic Shakespearean Character. I believe I understood the message, though I may be wrong. To me, it spoke of true humanism, which I therefore consider a tragedy, even though the ending was somewhat redeeming.
lotrjaz Wow, I was blown away watching the directorial debut by Mark Ruffalo, written by and starring Christopher Thornton, in a role that will definitely land him some Oscar recognition. I walked into the movie not really knowing what to expect, but was immediately thrown into a dramatic and intense depiction of the life of a young man who is both disabled and disgruntled at life, and the many trials and tests he goes through on the road down to hell and then redemption. Mark Ruffalo also acts as a priest who tries to help Thornton (Delicious) but can only do so much. The movie steers you in a direction you would never guess, and leaves you breathless and fully satisfied. Juliette Lewis, Orlando Bloom, and Laura Linney are some of the supporting cast who all do well in their respective roles, but Thornton is the one who really takes the cake, and Mark Ruffalo directs himself to perfection. I can not recommend this movie enough, I don't know when or if ever it will get a cinematic release, but keep your eye on this title and make sure not to miss it when it does come out.