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David Searching (1997)

The story of a young gay man's search to find himself.

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Leslie L. Smith

Writer:

Leslie L. Smith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Rapp ... David
Camryn Manheim ... Gwen
Julie Halston ... Julie
Joseph Fuqua Joseph Fuqua ... Walter Pryor
David Courier ... Michael
Michael Rupert ... Beau
Stephen Spinella ... Hummus Guy
John Cameron Mitchell ... Man with Fruit
David Drake ... Mark
LaChanze ... God Truth
Kathleen Chalfant ... Grandmother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Bruce Susan Bruce ... Woman with Cats
Craig Chester ... Mercedes Guy
Brenda Cummings Brenda Cummings ... Nurse
Christopher Duva ... Bungee Share
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Storyline

Movie about a young homosexual man's search to find himself by surviving heartbreak and relationship fears. He explores what it means to live for himself and others. His video camera and his roommate and best friend, a heterosexual female. David searches for love, creativity, and meaning with his video camera, though living life is much harder when not hiding behind the lens. Written by Tracy <tjc217@is2.nyu.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$22,500 (estimated)
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Backpain Productions See more »
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Gwen: Who are you looking for, David?
David: Gilgamesh.
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Good story potential, poor editing and slow pacing.
4 December 2005 | by MattGr7See all my reviews

I found Anthony Rapp's portrayal of the lead character, David, charming, but the film was very poorly edited so that scene changes often were disconcerting. His roommate's rejection of her "boyfriend" was not credible. Did David learn any lesson from her experience? Did she? The musical interludes made the film drag on and advanced the plot not a bit; it's as if the editor randomly chose to use this device without any thoughtful reason.

The script writing left a lot to be desired, mainly the Big Question that David's documentary posed; ludicrous; boring! However, the general dialog was not bad; I've seen much worse.


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