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Delia's Gone

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Taut thriller has strong performances; violence, swearing.

Movie R 2022 90 minutes
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Stephan James shows off his dramatic chops in this tight dramatic thriller. Louis lives with an intellectual disability and dearly loves his sister, who tries to take care of him despite her personal addiction struggles and predilection for crime. To be clear, James doesn't have an intellectual disability himself, and some might be bothered by a nondisabled actor "cripping up," as some disability activists call it. But he does plays Louis with sensitivity and seriousness, making sure to show his character's humanity, not reduce him to clichés and stereotypes.

The rest of the cast is also impressive. While Williams' role is brief, she portrays Delia as a layered character who clearly has her demons but, at her core, is a loving sister who's down on her luck. Tomei is also strong as the sheriff who has her own tie to Delia's tragic end. Fimmel, Billy McLellan, Graham Abbey, Kate Moye, and Paul Walter Hauser also turn in stellar performances. Overall, Delia's Gone is great if you love memorable performances and want to learn more about James' ascension to fame.

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