David and Lisa (1962)
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as David Clemens
as Lisa Brandt
as Dr. Alan Swinford
as Mrs. Clemens
as Mr. Clemens
Critic Reviews for David and Lisa
[Frank Perry] has done a simple, commendable, sympathetic semi-documentary.
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.
Frank Perry's soft, romanticized look at two misfits in an asylumn, played by the attractive Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin, this early indie film became a campus favorite in the 1960s and led the way to the rise of independent cinema in the 1970s.
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.
This film is just okay. I think a lot of the diagnoses in the film are outdated and some are just laughable. I agree with some of the other comments that Lisa speaking in rhyme got annoying and redundant. Sure glad both the title characters were cured by the end of the film by just their sheer love for one another.
Though naive in certain respects, it's 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.
David and Lisa Quotes
|Dr. Swinford:||We can't add to the time allotted to us, we can't even add a second to it. All we can do is be alive in it. Alive! Not numb inside. We take a chance when we open up and love another person.|
|David Clemens:||Time goes on and on, we can't stop it! It never stops! Second by second, minute by minute, it's cutting off our heads! It starts the minute we're born and just keeps on going. There's nothing we can do about it. You're gonna die, Alan. Do you know you're going to die?|