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Actors: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon, Elvis Costello
Director: Tom DiCillo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
UR     2008     1hr 47min

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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Actors: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon, Elvis Costello
Director: Tom DiCillo
Creators: Frank G. de Marco, Anton Sanko
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Genius Products (TVN)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/06/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 4/16/2016...
Started out a bit strange but I enjoyed this drama with Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Gina Gershon. I liked the ending!
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Movie Reviews

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:
--Director's commentary.
--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!"