Respected actor Mark Ruffalo moves behind the camera for the first time with Sympathy for Delicious
, a gritty religious story that’s unafraid to ask important questions about faith, responsibility, and ethics.
The movie follows Dean (Christopher Thornton, who also wrote the script), a paraplegic, homeless DJ who performs under the name “Delicious D.” One day he accidentally discovers he has the power to heal people simply by laying hands on them. Father Joe (Ruffalo), the priest who runs the skid-row shelter Dean frequents, encourages Dean to use these powers selflessly, even though Dean isn’t sure how he feels about his newfound talent. However, Joe...