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Sympathy for Delicious

Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and nudity.

R In Theaters 04/29/2011 , 101min.
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Critic score based on 11 reviews

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January 29, 2010
As I told Mr.Thornton after the fascinating screening in Ogden, this fiilm "Sympathy for Delicious" bears amazing similarities and plot parallels to the Aristophanes play, "The Bacchae." I would like to discuss the play and the film more with him. Sincerely, Luckey Heath (

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Los Angeles Times
Despite the powerful sense of place, Sympathy for Delicious unwinds a narrative thread that grows increasingly tattered and flimsy. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
This offbeat effort proves more admirable for its ambition than anything else, as the uneasy mix of satire, allegory, grittiness and redemption never quite jells. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Though Bloom feels like he dropped in from another movie, it all spins on screenwriter Thornton's charismatic performance, which also accounts for the survival instinct inside the film. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
Ruffalo gives voice to the film's unironic point of view. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Interesting but never compelling. Full Review

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