I really enjoyed Ã¢â‚¬Å“DeliriousÃ¢â‚¬Â . While I read one person categorize the film as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“comedyÃ¢â‚¬Â, I think it was more of a drama with little bits of comedy thrown in to the mix. It stars Steve Buscemi, Alison Lohman, Michael Pitt and Gina Gershon. While Steve Buscemi does a lot of work with writer/director Tom DiCillio, I was most surprised to see Gina Gershon in the film. She is very pretty, played her role very well and has gained a lot of notoriety as of late for her appearances on shows like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rescue MeÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“PsycheÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The film explores LesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ (Steve Buscemi) life and career as a paparazzi member. I thought this was interesting on its own because of the premise. Too often in films, members of the paparazzi are simply there, like wallpaper, around celebrities. I liked that this film was looking at a normal guy in the paparazzi.
T hroughout the film, Les becomes friends with Toby (Michael Pitt) who works as LesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ assistant in exchange for a place to stay (or a closet to stay in). Toby is homeless and looking to make it as an actor. He gets his chance when he meets and falls in love with KÃ¢â‚¬â„¢harma (this gets him on tv initially) and meets with Gina GershonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s casting director character.
I thought there were a lot of love complications going on and that this was powerful on its own, but not nearly as compelling as what drove Les, how he viewed himself, etc.
Overall , the movie was well done. The acting was fairly strong and I thought the film was thought provoking.