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SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS has a poster; still no distributor

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
July 8th, 2010

I'll be honest, when I saw the headline on The Playlist article, I thought Chan-wook Park was pulling a fast one on us. As it would turn out, SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS is the directorial debut of the one and only Mark Ruffalo. The film premiered at this past Sundance to less-than-stellar reviews. What with Ruffalo's performance in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT premiering at the same time, it had its job cut out for it. A clip premiered at Sundance for all us low-lives who weren't at the fest to also very meddling reviews.

The worrying part of this is not how visually unappealing the poster is (which you can see below, after the break) but that the film has yet to find a distributor. Good luck to you, Mr. Ruffalo. I speak for the entire GATW team when I say we less than three you. Check out the full poster after the break.

Source The Playlist, via Collider

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  • Sidshyyy

    I saw this film at Sundance and thought it was wonderful, as did the rest of the audience in attendance. As for the reviews, it is very faulty reporting on your part to say they were “less than stellar” – the truth is the reviews were very split. Yes, some early bloggers and Variety were unkind – that is true – but that must be balanced with none other than the New York Times, Paste Magazine, Mojo Magazine, and USA Today – all of which gave the film glowing praise. USA Today went so far as to write an article in defense of the film, citing the audience's overwhelming response, and questioning the veracity of the early negative reviews. I agree the poster is lackluster, but let's please be fair and honest in the reporting. Sympathy for Delicious has a growing fan base and enough positive reviews to make it worthy of a better discussion than this. Also, there are valid reasons the film has no distributor yet. Metropolitan made a generous offer to distribute, which Mr Ruffalo chose to turn down because of creative differences over the choice of music. There have also been offers from other distributors to put the film out in a platform release (4 to 8 theaters to start) which Mr Ruffalo has also chosen to pass on. Instead, he has been screening the film for select audiences and personally appearing afterward to do Q & A's to an overwhelming response – building awareness of the film and marketing it in a creative grass-roots way. The positive audience response at these events must count for something, so let's please not pass judgement until the film has had it's chance.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

    I too saw this at Sundance and I agree with what Clarke has said. The movie could generate a fan base, but for right now, it's a hard film to get a buyer for. I spoke with Ruffalo at Sundance and he understands this.

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  • ma01kcm

    Does anyone on the planet know when this film is actually going to be released in cinemas?

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