Martian ChildDVD - 2008
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The book by David Gerrold is a memoir and Gerrold has a lot to say that's meaningful about the adoption of an older child by a gay man. Though they dropped the gay element in the movie, it is still much livelier and funnier than the book. John Cusack gives a memorable performance as a quirky sci ... Read More »
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David: "Isn't he wild?" Harlee: "He's great. Like a little Andy Warhol." David: "He has the same social skills by the way." Harlee: "You know what I think it is?" David: "What?" Harlee: "He's an old soul." David: "What does that mean?...Seriously." Harlee: "It just means... he's figured it out."
Harlee (to David): "Maybe it's not supposed to be easy. I mean, maybe the ones who have it easy are missing out on part of the adventure. Don't you think all the truly fascinating people in the world probably had dysfunctional childhoods?"
(Harlee kisses David on the cheek) David: "What was that for?" Harlee: "Cuz they're giving medals to all the wrong guys."
David: "Listen, Dennis... Mr. Lefkowitz said you could come live at my house if you want. It'd only be temporary at first but if you like it... you could stay." Dennis: "I eat 'Lucky Charms'." David: "I am a BIG believer in a substantial breakfast."
David (to Liz): "...I wanna do something meaningful, you know? And I get all the arguments against it - I even get the one that says I don't know if I wanna bring another kid into this world. But how do you argue with the logic - of loving one that's already here?"
Tina (to David): "Why can't you just be what we want you to be?" (...David smirks pensively...)
David: You know, what is so amazing about you is that you're right. You're always right. And you remember when you're right. And you never let anybody else forget it
David: Sometimes we forget that children have just arrived on the earth. They are a little like aliens, coming into beings as bundles of energy and pure potential, here on some exploratory mission and they are just trying to learn what it means to be human. For some reason Dennis and I reached out into the universe and found each other, Never really know how or why. And discovered that I can love an alien and he can love a creature. And thats weird enough for both of us.
David: [as Dennis enters house for the first time] Just think of it as a bigger box...