Delirious It would be nice to see a sharp, funny, penetrating satire of the new, kicked-up culture of empty media fame, but Tom DiCillo's scattershot buddy… Delirious It would be nice to see a sharp, funny, penetrating satire of the new, kicked-up culture of empty media fame, but Tom DiCillo's scattershot buddy… 2007-08-15 Unrated PT106M Comedy Drama Steve Buscemi Michael Pitt Alison Lohman Peace Arch
Movie Review

Delirious (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
SOFT FOCUS Steve Buscemi is the edgy paparazzo who hires photogenic Michael Pitt as his assistant in Delirious , an indie film about fame that…
SOFT FOCUS Steve Buscemi is the edgy paparazzo who hires photogenic Michael Pitt as his assistant in Delirious, an indie film about fame that doesn't really click
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Aug 15, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 106 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt; Distributor: Peace Arch

It would be nice to see a sharp, funny, penetrating satire of the new, kicked-up culture of empty media fame, but Tom DiCillo's scattershot buddy movie Delirious isn't it. Steve Buscemi, as an abrasive New York paparazzo, is way too overbearingly scuzzy and ''on edge.'' For no good reason, he makes a homeless pretty boy (Michael Pitt) his assistant, and the film turns into Repo Man crossed with Midnight Cowboy, propelled by a kind of generically scruffy indie-movie natter. Then Pitt gets famous, which allows DiCillo to make his big point: that paparazzi are forever on the outside looking in.

Originally posted Aug 22, 2007 Published in issue #951 Aug 31, 2007 Order article reprints
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