Delirious (1991)

“He’s operating on people? He’s an actor! Not even a good one! ” – Jack Gable

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A soap opera writer has a concussion and believes that he is in the world of his characters.

My Take on it – Really silly film that doesn’t work at all.

John Candy was a great actor, but it’s quite difficult to take him so seriously in this kind of role.

The premise is intriguing but it’s a shame that they couldn’t find a way to make it more enjoyable to watch.

Candy’s chemistry with his costars is almost non-existent and that also takes away from making this story more enjoyable to watch.

The supporting cast includes Marial Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr, Dylan Baker, David Rasche, Andrea Thomspson and Jerry Orbach who are all quite talented, yet this film’s script doesn’t give any of them enough to do that is interesting to watch.

The one thing they get right here is the craziness of the story lines in soap operas and they are able to find ways to take them to the extreme while showing the kind of work these people do for a living.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the scene at the party, where the characters of “Jack Gable” and “Rachel Hedison” are dancing, John Candy and Emma Samms did the scene without doubles, although it was difficult to tell because of the distance from which it was shot. Samms commented how graceful and talented a dancer Candy was, despite his size. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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