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Never Met Picasso (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 November 1997 (USA)
A gay thirty year old lives at home and is in the midst of a serious creative funk. Rejected by numerous art schools and lacking romantic prospects, he looks to his charismatic Uncle Alfred for inspiration.

Director:

Stephen Kijak

Writer:

Stephen Kijak
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Arquette ... Andrew Magnus
Georgia Ragsdale ... Lucy
Margot Kidder ... Genna Magnus
Don McKellar ... Jerry
Keith David ... Larry
Alvin Epstein Alvin Epstein ... Uncle Alfred
Omewenne Omewenne ... Ingrid
Diane Beckett Diane Beckett ... Mailwoman
Craig Hickman Craig Hickman ... Poetry Slammer
David Levine David Levine ... Jack
John O'Callaghan ... Paul
Jody O'Neil Jody O'Neil ... Marc
Edward Stanley ... Young David / Mailperson (as Eddie Rutkowski)
Ursula Ryan Ursula Ryan ... Nurse
Richard Snee Richard Snee ... Thomas Magnus
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A gay thirty year old lives at home and is in the midst of a serious creative funk. Rejected by numerous art schools and lacking romantic prospects, he looks to his charismatic Uncle Alfred for inspiration.

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Family Trees, Twisted Roots

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated

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a gem!
7 November 2007 | by heynanitoSee all my reviews

An indie art-house masterpiece - lush and charming, wry and clever, like John Waters does Antonioni or something. A little low on plot, but makes up for it in ideas - very tender. The uncle is incredible, in fact the whole cast is great. I love Alexis Arquette, even his crazy appearance on reality TV, and he is very good here (and he is not in drag which is a twist!) It's probably not for everyone but I've been thinking about it for days and I'm sure it will stay with me for a long time. So refreshing to see a gay film like this. It's not just a "gay" film, but really artistic and human! There is no one coming-out. There are no tragic deaths. It it not camp (well, maybe a little...) And, hello, Margot Kidder! I think this film is a little gem. I had never heard of it before so I'm glad I stumbled upon it on Netflix.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Never Met Picasso See more »

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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