Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon, Elvis Costello
Director: Tom DiCillo
Genres: Art House & International, Comedy, Drama
Les (Steve Buscemi) is a small-time paparazzi with dreams of getting his embarrassingly funny photos on the front page. His luck seems to take a turn for the better when he befriends a clueless young homeless man, Toby (Mi... more »
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Buscemi is the man
Sick Daddy | Oregon USA | 03/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've always been a big Steve Buscemi fan, and he can hold a movie together just about as well as anyone, and this is no different.
Buscemi does a great job portraying on the role of a paparazzi photographer who is waiting for his opportunity to get the 'shot heard 'round the world'. In his journey, he finds himself a friend in a homeless Toby, who dreams of becoming an actor. The interplay between the two characters drives this movie.
The acting is pretty well done, but Buscemi, with his usual strong performance makes the movie good.
I recommend a rental."
Gulliver | 03/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is not really a review. Just wanted to point out a few things. If you read in the film description above it says "Toby gets an acting job on a reality TB show."
They haven't started making these shows about tuberculosis yet. They're still just making reality TV shows.
Plus, they don't mention there are a lot of extras included on this dvd. Here they are:
--18 minute behind-the-scenes featurette with DiCillo and Buscemi.
--full-length version of the music video for the song Alison Lohman performs in the film.
--3 video podcasts made to promote the film on the web. They star Buscemi, DiCillo and Gershon.
Worth Checking out (Make that Three and a half stars! )
Danniray99 | Expatriate in Germany | 07/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In "Delirious," Les (played by Steve Buscemi), a jittery, disorganized and neurotic paparazzo, takes in a scruffy, homeless kid named Toby (Micheal Pitt)for a night and then decides to make Toby his (go-fer) assistant. But the middle-aged Les is a great pretender. He's actually a scrounging bottom-feeder, a deluded dreamer who teaches Toby some of the tricks of his trade--everything from gate-crashing high- and low-end parties for the free buffet spreads to swiping goodie bags from glitzy premiers and media events. Toby, however, turns out to be trustworthy, calm, sweet-natured and, most importantly, a very good looking young man who soon attracts the attentions of a casting agent (Gina Gershon) and, later still, a troubled starlet (Alison Lohman). Pulled up from the bottom, Toby becomes a star, leaving a jealous, possessive and increasingly infuriated Les to stew in his own grungy, hand-to-mouth existence. "Delirious" is ostensibly about the men's hard-bitten relationship. But as written and directed by Tom DiCillo, this independently-made film is actually a very tart commentary on the symbiotic relationship between media-driven infatuation and the fishbowl of celebrity culture--although "Delirious" is less cynical and far less fatalistic than its prototype, "Midnight Cowboy" (the 1969 X-rated Oscar-winning movie which starred Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in comparable roles). As with "Midnight Cowboy," there is an undeniable core of feeling that develops between the two characters. Overall, this is an above-average movie that is definitely worth checking out!"
KINDA DARK - BUSCEMI AND PITT ARE GREAT
fmwaalex | Austin, TX USA | 08/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
I have always been a huge fan of Steve Buscemi and try to buy any and every thing he is involved in, this film included and I am glad I own it. This is a strangle little tale that was and indie hit especially at Sundance. I have no idea why it took me so long to review this but I guess later is better than never. This really is a good yet quirky movie, really it is.
The film follows Les Galantine [Buscemi] a paparazzi even though he thinks he is better than that, and a young homeless actor wannabe named Toby Grace [Michael Pitt]. These two come together by chance when Les is waiting to get some shots of a singer/actress played by Alison Lohman. While waiting for her Toby literally runs into him and offers his services as an assistant, his first job is to go get him some coffee. On his way back he gets his first glance of the singer and falls in love. From a weird some what non trusting friendship builds between the two as Les lets Toby live with him if he works for free. As the story moves on we see one succeed in life while the other comes to terms with whom and what he truly is.
This is a crazy story full of betrayal and backstabbing and not just between the two lead characters. Writer/director Tom DiCillo did a wonderful job with this film particularly with the script. The story and characters are excellent and some of the most interesting I have seen in a while. And his direction is top notch showing us this film through his eyes, very interesting tale of life on the outside edge of the fast lane.
Steve Buscemi is brilliant as usual in this film and is nothing short of becoming this character named Les. He is a guy who try's to live like he is better than what he is, a paparazzi. He is also not the nicest guy as he takes complete advantage of Toby using him to get what ever he wants, like helping him sneak into parties and get pictures. Toby is played masterfully by Michael Pitt and is just a nice guy looking for some help but Les rubs off on him a little. Pitt actually may be the show stealer in this one but still I think Buscemi is the best. Alison Lohman is great as the singer who falls for Les but is just as lost as him even though she is successful. To be honest this is one of those films were even people in the back ground are great, just a good film over all.
This is a very interesting and entertaining film that I would recommend to any one reading this. I did not want to give much away but still I found it to be one of the better films I have seen recently. I mean come on Buscemi is in it, that should be enough for any one to want to see this movie.