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Delirious 

Living in Oblivion writer-director Tom DiCillo is back skewering show biz.

 

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In this comedy, a grungy, homeless wannabe actor (Michael Pitt) is torn between the hangdog New York paparrazo (Steve Buscemi) who befriends him and the coddled blonde pop star he'd like to more-than-befriend. Buscemi makes his character's flop sweat palpable, but DiCillo is as funny and even sympathetic mocking celeb lifestyles as he is sketching the comedic pathos of a desperate nobody photographer. While it's familiar terrain, a sense of humanity leavened with the air of an ironic fairy tale helps Delirious rise above the typical insider commentaries on fame. Starts Fri., Dec. 7. Regent Square


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