David and Lisa (1962)

David and Lisa


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Movie Info

A pair of institutionalized, mentally ill adolescents create a delicate and problematic situation for administrators and staff when they fall deeply in love. This Oscar-winning independent drama is based on Theodore Isaac Rubin's fact-based novel.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Eleanor Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 29, 1999



as David Clemens

as Dr. Swinford

as Mrs. Clemens

as Mr. Clemens

as Maureen
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Critic Reviews for David and Lisa

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Deeply touching.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TIME Magazine
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[Frank Perry] has done a simple, commendable, sympathetic semi-documentary.

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
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Probably not everything it was cracked up to be in 1963.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

The understated charm of David and Lisa is what set the movie apart from so many other attempts at depicting the problems of the mentally ill.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

... strong performances and sensitive direction create a moving drama...

Full Review… | May 9, 2007

Audience Reviews for David and Lisa

Nice! One of the earlier intelligent films addressing real issues without honey coating..in this case the mental issues of youth. Charming and better than the most recent efforts on the same topic.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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