New Sympathy for Delicious trailer
I heard about this film a long time ago and it was January of 2010 that I first posted a trailer for the film and December 2008 that the film was first written about on the site. It's been a long wait but there's a new trailer for the Mark Ruffalo directed film which stars some strong talent, not only the man himself but also Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Orlando Bloom, John Carroll Lynch and Christopher Thornton.
The film tells the story of a DJ that has been paralysed and discovers he has the power to heal anyone but himself. While he pursues a life of fame with his new found gift he can't find the answers to heal himself emotionally.
Sympathy for Delicious looks a rather unusual tale, but then at its core is a story we've seen before, not that I mean that in a negative way, but that it won't be too off the wall to relate too.
Judging from comments about the film and the trailers Mark Ruffalo has done a good job on his first directorial outing, it's such a shame it's taking so long to get to see the film which was finally released in Japan in April of this year and judging from the Apple Trailers page it looks like it's getting a release on 22nd July of this year, probably in the U.S.
Here's a more official blurb for the film:
Sympathy for Delicious marks acclaimed actor Mark Ruffalo's first foray into directing. This inspired and unusual film tells the story of Dean O'Dwyer (Christopher Thornton), also known as "Delicious D," 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 (Mark Ruffalo), 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 (Orlando Bloom) with bassist Ariel (Juliette Lewis), and manager Nina Hogue (Laura Linney). But his newfound notoriety is unable to cure the hurt that encompasses his life. To find true healing, Dean must ultimately confront his worst demons and come to terms with his own humanity.
There's a good cast there as well, as you can see by the trailer there are a few instances of "Academy Award..." mentioned next to the names. The trailer, which you can see over at Apple Trailers, tells much more of a story than the previous trailer. Is it one you'll go and see?