Jeff Labrecque
March 24, 2011 AT 07:35 PM EDT

Mark Ruffalo’s Oscar nomination, for The Kids Are All Right, was a long time coming. His directorial debut has been in the works for nearly as long. Sympathy for Delicious debuted at Sundance last year, where it won a special jury prize, but Ruffalo and the film’s star, Christopher Thornton, spent a full decade putting the project together. In the movie, out April 29, Thornton, who became a paraplegic after a 1992 climbing accident, plays a spiritually lost DJ who discovers he has a healing touch that can help others, but not himself. Take a look:

Did it give you a warm feeling to see Ruffalo and Laura Linney working together again? And does the film’s title and the trailer’s title cards make you think someone has an affinity for the Rolling Stones?

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