The directorial debut from Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right, Shutter Island), Sympathy for Delicious comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 23 from Maya Entertainment. The film was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Directing at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Written by and starring Christopher Thornton (Welcome to California, Pretty Persuasion), Sympathy for Delicious is an edgy, rock-and-roll spiritual journey that explores the lasting effects of tragedy, the search for meaning, and the ultimate redemptive power of compassion. Based on Thornton's real-life experiences as a paraplegic in the world of faith healing, the film also stars Ruffalo, Academy Award nominees Juliette Lewis (Due Date, Whip It!) and Laura Linney (TV's The Big C, HBO's John Adams, The Savages), along with Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The The Lord of the Rings trilogy). Sympathy for Delicious, which had a U.S. theatrical release in April, will be available on Blu-ray for $29.98 SRP and DVD for $27.98 SRP.
Sympathy For Delicious DVD artwork
A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing. Feeling cursed with the power to heal, DJ Delicious contends with all of the glory and attention that comes with his newfound gift.
DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
- Behind-the-Story Featurette with Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton
- Audio Commentary with Orlando Bloom and Mark Ruffalo
- Deleted Scenes
Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
- Photo Gallery
Sympathy for Delicious has a running time of 96 minutes and is rated R.
Produced by Corner Store Entertainment's Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver and Andrea Sperling, with Mark Ruffalo and Christopher Thornton, Sympathy for Delicious was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Directing at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.