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      David and Lisa

      Released Dec 26, 1962 1h 34m Drama List
      85% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 79% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Teenager David Clemens (Keir Dullea) develops a hysterical fear that he will die if he comes into physical contact with another person. Perturbed, David's overbearing mother places him in a home for mentally disturbed young people, but David remains withdrawn from the other patients and his psychiatrist. Over time, however, David grows interested in 15-year-old Lisa (Janet Margolin), who suffers from multiple personalities -- one who can only speak in rhyme, and the other, a mute. Read More Read Less

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      TIME Staff TIME Magazine Deeply touching. Oct 30, 2007 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times [Frank Perry] has done a simple, commendable, sympathetic semi-documentary. Rated: 4/5 May 10, 2005 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Probably not everything it was cracked up to be in 1963. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Judith Crist New York Herald Tribune David and Lisa has something to say in its exploration of troubled adolescents, that it recognizes and probes the wounds of the mind and the heart and the power of love to penetrate even the most private of worlds. Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine The result is a memorable debut for Eleanor Perry, who wrote the intelligent script, and for her husband Frank, who directed it with discretion and vitality. Oct 7, 2019 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine David [and Lisa], for all its deficiencies (among which is not casting), is dramatic, it moves. Aug 9, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D A mixed bag but the acting is strong. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/19/23 Full Review Radheshwari S I saw this powerful and moving film when I was in school and it made a hug impression on me. I loved it's artsi style of filming with very little diologue and great sensitive acting. The director was fabulous! It's the story of the magic power of Love. Try to see it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was boring as heck. Couldn't finish it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Blobbo X This really bowled over the young Blobbo. Also, fell in love with girl and couldn't stop rhyming for a while. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A touching and well balanced coming of age tale of two persons who have rather extreme needs. A shame Margolin isn't better known today, I guess she wasn't offered the right parts. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Teenager David Clemens (Keir Dullea) develops a hysterical fear that he will die if he comes into physical contact with another person. Perturbed, David's overbearing mother places him in a home for mentally disturbed young people, but David remains withdrawn from the other patients and his psychiatrist. Over time, however, David grows interested in 15-year-old Lisa (Janet Margolin), who suffers from multiple personalities -- one who can only speak in rhyme, and the other, a mute.
      Director
      Frank Perry
      Distributor
      Continental Distributing Inc.
      Production Co
      Vision Associates Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 26, 1962, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 16, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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