Sympathy for Delicious

2010 R 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD

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Sympathy for Delicious

2010 R 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD
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Struggling for survival on the rough streets of Los Angeles, newly paralyzed DJ "Delicious" Dean O'Dwyer gains the supernatural ability to heal the sick. But he uses the gift to capitalize on his dreams of rock success in this offbeat drama. Written by Thornton, Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut also stars Orlando Bloom as the front man of a rock band and Laura Linney as the group's persistent manager.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this indie drama about a faith-healing paraplegic DJ (yes, you read that right) is quite intense, and is likely to overwhelm tweens and younger teens, even those who might be intrigued because it co-stars Orlando Bloom. Expect plenty of heavy (but also possibly thought-provoking) discussions about religion, economic strife, despair, helplessness, and poverty. There's also lots of swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), some violence (including scenes where a man burns people's arms), and drinking.

Sexual Content

A woman seduces a man by lying on his bed and writhing around.


Lots of yelling and screaming fights. One homeless man beats up another. A man sears another man's arms just to prove a point; another does the same. An important character dies in a very public -- and tragic -- way.


Frequent profanity includes "f--k," "s--t," "damn," and more.

Social Behavior

The movie's main message is that salvation comes in many forms -- and though it might not always be welcome or recognized, given time it can prove to be the only way out.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Lots of drinking (mostly beer), and one character seems strung out much of the time.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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