The Singing Detective – Filtered

Theatrical Release: October 24, 2003
DVD Release: March 23, 2004
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Synopsis

While hospitalized with an extreme case of psoriasis, novelist Dan Dark (Downey Jr.) reworks his first book in his head. Feverish, paranoid and prone to musical outbreaks, he confuses himself with the his protagonist, a detective investigating the muder of a prostitute in 1950s Los Angeles.

Dove Review

“The Singing Detective” is a story of a man who thinks of his novel in his head while not being able to move or write because of his skin disease-psoriasis. He gets frustrated, confused, and thinks he is the main character in his novel. Although the images of his skin disease are somewhat disturbing it is a real disease that people get and it shows him working through the whole process of getting better and bettering his relationship with his girlfriend.

Because of the skin disease shown it may be more suitable for older viewers. It’s an interesting movie with some singing and music that were a bit catchy at times as well.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss, man tells woman he wants to sleep with her again.
Language: A man calls a woman a "disgusting tramp."
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: Disturbing images of skin disease.

Info

Company: Paramount Classics
Director: Keith Gordon
Producer: Bruce Davey
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 109 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz