Watch: Delirious 1991 123movies, Full Movie Online – Jack is the head writer for a successful soap opera, and he’s sweet on the show’s star, lovely Laura. It’s easy for everyone but Jack to see that she’s playing him for a sap. But a conk on the head brings Jack some new insights – and some new powers. He finds himself in Ashford Falls, site of his fictional soap opera — and everything he writes comes true! It’s a fantastic opportunity to get Rachel, Laura’s character, to fall in love with him. But life isn’t easy even in the fictional world, and even when you’re the author!.
Plot: A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.
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“When did you start carrying a knife?”
I was a big John Candy fan through the 1980’s. In this movie, John Candy plays TV producer Jack Gable who is in love with his leading actress played by the stunningly beautiful Emma Samms and struggling to keep creative control over his series from his co-producers played by Jerry Orbach and Renee Taylor. Meanwhile, he keeps stumbling quite literally into Mariel Hemingway as the struggling potential actress trying to get a role on his show and as a rival TV writer named Fetterman tries changing his universe even with his own typos creating havoc. After mysteriously ending up on his show, he keeps trying to write the plot to win Samms’s heart through gleefully far-fetched fantasies, but he instead keeps running into Hemingway. The best parts of this movie are its ability to parody the soap opera theme (brain tumors, favorite sons, absurd declarations, diabolical scheming, series contradictions, etc). Samms seems to enjoy herself in this movie playing a conniving vixen while the versatile Hemingway plays the All-American girl-next-door type with a bit of whimsical awkwardness, but much of the comedy comes from the male co-stars, particularly Raymond Burr as the head of the Hedison clan. Playing the comedy straight, Burr delivers almost every line as a catchphrase.
“Delirious” is a sort of “Twilight Zone” affair in which a soap mogul is haunted by his old characters, even those he has killed off. (“Len? Len? We killed him off two seasons ago!”) Even though this side of the plot is barely explored, what we have left is a “Brady Bunch”-level fantasy-comedy with all the raucous humor of a spoof of a daytime drama. At its core, “Delirious” is a love story linking Candy with Hemingway to discover what he really wants instead of what he thinks he wants. It has a strong cast, a script that bounces from the weak to the absurd to the amusing and an enterprising premise. The movie “Delirious” gently penetrates the issue of what could happen when a man or woman can simply “write the outcome” of their inner and outer world.
Overall rating: 8 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Director Tom Mankiewicz
Writer Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman
Actors John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby (RCA Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm