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Never Met Picasso
Never Met Picasso
Actors: Alexis Arquette, Georgia Ragsdale, Margot Kidder, Don McKellar, Keith David
Genres: Comedy, Drama
UR     2002     1hr 37min

A romantic and whimsical comedy on the mysteries of love, sex, and art. Starring Alexis Arquette (Scream) and Margot Kidder (Superman). Winner of Best Screenplay Outfest '97 (Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival). ...  more »


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Actors: Alexis Arquette, Georgia Ragsdale, Margot Kidder, Don McKellar, Keith David
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Water Bearer Films, Inc
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2002
Original Release Date: 11/28/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 11/28/1997
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Colorful, humorous, splendid, and original !
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is truly a find ! Arquette is fabulous- as usual, but equally as engaging is Georgia Ragsdale who does a great Jackie-O impersonation in the film. This is one of Don McKellar's more interesting roles, and the old grandfather (Alvin Epstien) brought tears to my eyes. A beautifully photographed film with layers and layers of truths, humour, and sincerety. From female artists who have been forgotton in history, to family secrets, to finding true love and following our hearts,this film has a voice and a message!"
A weird and wonderful gem of a film!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is Arquette at his best. The film is a little low on plot but is high on ideas - its thought provoking, tender, strange and really beautiful - the cast is great (I loved Margot Kidder and that crazy psychic painter!). It's like John Waters does Antonioni - a real artful film. This 'story' of a young gay painter and his search for inspiration is filled with unusual characters and small life lessons that are touching and haunting. Like nothing I've seen before!"
adriank1 | Sydney, Australia | 05/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Somewhat hilariouslly amusing gay-comedy of dysfunctional families and friend's, loose moral's and plenty of partner-swapping bed-hopping hi-jinx set amongst Boston's Art community of gallery opening's, hammy-theater performing numerous drug & drink cocktail-partie's and you've got a movie called NEVER MET PICASSO.
Plot is thin and shallow and never really goe's anywhere as character's drop in and out of scenes from nowhere and do nothing.
However Andy(Alexis Arquette) is a frustrated(in more way's than one)30 yr-old gay painter whom enter's a contest to win a trip to Africa for much needed inspiration.
His self-centered mother actress Genna Magnus(Margot Kidder) is vexed by her directionless son and is preoccupied with the world's worst play Naked Tenor(so awful it's funny).
Andy's Uncle(Alvin Epstein) is also gay and keeper of a family-secret.
Other numerous notable friend's are Lesbian childhood-pal Lucy(Georgia Ragsdale) whom shine's the brightest.
All in all fine performances by all cast in a much needed tighter written script by 1st timer director Stephen Kijak, but passable.
Pace drag's along slowly and could've benefitted with some forward-momentom. Amusing."