What do you do when you get a gift that only others can benefit from?
Well, this is the question that perplexes Dean, a paralyzed DJ whose only dream is to walk again.
Dean a.k.a Delicious D receives the gift of healing during his quest to regain fame of a former life. Now a gift like this can be a blessing or a curse if it is not channeled correctly, will Dean be able to distinguish the difference?
This movie comes as a directorial debut for Mark Ruffalo, as he also stars in this gripping indie nugget. This film speaks to that essence within us
all searching for a clearer understanding of our ultimate purpose in life. Sometimes what we seek and what we need are two different things. Imagine being homeless and asking for a million dollars, but only finding that the cardboard box next to you gets the prize. This interesting 2010 indie film provides quality acting and shows you what can happen when you least expect it.
Dean(Thornton) begins the film in the belly of the beast wondering where his next meal will come from. Dreams of returning to the stage and DJ'ing for thousands are fleeting fast, he is definitely in need of something none short of a miracle. In the dress of the diseased, God speaks to Dean, as he allows his awesomeness to flow through Dean's weary hands. Dean shuns the gift initially, before a priest(Ruffalo) encourages him to utilize his new found strength to heal the sick. This sounds like a great plan, except that Dean isn't a spiritual man and wants desperately to be in a band.
Throughout the film, Dean meets several other characters such as Ariel(Julitte Lewis) and The Stain(Orlando Bloom) who teach him to exploit his new found gift rather than doing the Lord's work. When life' hands you lemons you make lemonade, your not supposed to turn them into lasagna. This mindset for one moment doesn't even cross Dean's mind, as his focus on self clouds his better judgement. This is a good example of how we as people tend to do what's in our best interest and not necessarily in the best interest of others. Fame can be one hell of a drug, as it's influence can turn air into poison.
I've got to admit at some points during this film, I got a chill or two from some of the captivating imagery. Supernatural films tend to alert the senses and titillate the brain in the strangest of ways because the events that unfold before you are that close to being real. What would you do if you had supernatural powers if even for a day? Would you use them for good or would you use them for your own advancement? Or would you conceal your gift for fear of the unknown?
This is a quality film to watch for anyone that likes to watch a movie with backbone without all the big name actors. You will definitely see a side of bloom that you haven't seen before in his more current films, now he's gone "Hollywood" and all. Unhinged Reviews recommends this film because it is a strong debut for Mark Ruffalo and it's a movie with a message that we all need to hear. What's the message you ask? Well, you have to watch the movie to find out!
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