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About the Movie
Jack Gable (John Candy) finds himself embroiled in protecting his beloved Laura (Emma Samms), an actress who plays Rachel Hedison in Jack's show — "Beyond Our Dreams" — from having her character being killed off by the program's producers, the Sherwoods (Jerry Orbach, Renee Taylor). Laura has recently broken off with her co-star and lover Dennis (David Rasche) and is heading off for a weekend with Jack. As Jack unloads Laura's luggage, he conks himself on the head and knocks himself out. He awakens in a town bearing a name similar to the town in his soap opera. Dennis is on hand, but as his character in the show — Dr. Paul Kirkland. Jack realizes that he has found himself in an alternative world made up of his soap opera world — particularly apparent when he is recognized as Jack Gates, "the Wolf of Wall Street." Jack then meets Laura, who, in this soap opera world, is actually Janet Dubois, the daughter of a late biochemist who invented a pill that allows anyone to eat whatever they want and not gain any weight. The unscrupulous Hedison family (Raymond Burr, Charles Rocket, Dylan Baker) want to steal the formula for the pill and make a fortune for their pharmaceutical company. Jack then discovers that he can exit and re-enter the show at will and can alter the narrative of the show however he wants by typing up new plot points on his typewriter. In order to save Laura's character from the Sherwoods, Jack re-writes the show to save Janet by having his own character come to her rescue at the last minute.
Soap Spoofs (or How I Learned to Love Lox & Cream Cheese on Cinnamon Toast)
Delirious is a fast-paced, fun, and whacky journey into a soap opera writer's world - a world he created for television's "Beyond Our Dreams" - that literally turns upside down when after a bump on the noggin, he finds himself deeply emerged in his own plots (re-writing them as he goes along) and the twisted subplots of menacing producers out to get him. John Candy is always a blast and sells this movie, which is high on concept, but a bit sniveling on substance. For the movie-goer less inclined to the bizarre, soap operas, or movies that end where they began, you may find Delirious silly... For me, it holds a strong nostalgic quality, earning it the high rating I've bestowed and a place forever in my movie heart.
Clever, Sweet and Funny
John Candy rarely does anything I don't like. He's a wonderful mix of comedic talent and schmaltz. This movie is good for laughs, it's very broad comedy, the cast is good. It's just fun. Great popcorn movie.
Not good…not good at all
Love John Candy; big dislike of this movie.