Delirious (1991)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy


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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.


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  • John Candy in Delirious (1991)
  • Mariel Hemingway in Delirious (1991)
  • Raymond Burr and Charles Rocket in Delirious (1991)
  • John Candy and Emma Samms in Delirious (1991)
  • Dylan Baker in Delirious (1991)

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27 February 2001 | Bob-45
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| Maybe you have to be a writer...
Just as I disagreed with the critics whom universally panned DELIRIOUS, I must disagree with most IMDB reviewers. I believe this is a genuinely funny movie, quite original and inspired. Sure, there are more than a few things in it that don't work (particularly the casting of Mariel Hemingway as the love interest); but, what writer hasn't a fantasy of being a part of his creation? The high point of the movie is the "guest" appearance by Robert Wagner. The big surprise is how funny Raymond Burr turns out to be. Despite her "spoiled brat" vixenishness, I would still take Emma Samms over the awkward, nerdy Miss Hemingway. The cruelist humor in the movie is the disintegration of Samm's brother. It's also probably the funniest thing about the film.

DELIRIOUS may not be to EVERYONE'S taste, but I happily purchased the laser disc a few years back. I watch it about once a year, and call it my "writer's fix". Enjoy it if you are a mind to...

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