Next up is David, the "self-proclaimed nerd." In his video package he tells us he thinks Kenny is his toughest competition, and that his film "Love At First Shot," is, true to his nerdly persona, about how tough it can be to talk to women at first. In the film, this geeky guy is boring the hell out of his date by explaining how a warp drive works. When she excuses herself to powder her nose or possibly arrange a fake-emergency phone call, our geek places a call to an all-business Cupid. There's a whole lot of business to do with Cupid's arrow missing the girl and him trying to go undercover to retrieve it, but in the meantime, he advises Geek to just let the girl talk for once, and when he does, we realize she's secretly a RPG-style geek as well. Aw! Carrie lets loose with this: "If you're going to be derivative, it should be a little more original." Indeed, Carrie. She suggests Cupid could have worn a "diaper." David's like, "Hmmm, yes, maybe." You'd have thought Carrie Fisher of all people would have connected with the story of a girl who had to put up with nerds talking about warp drives all day, but maybe that twist ending lost her? Frankel didn't think it was funny, and found it too disconnected in terms of style, which is about right. He does advance the argument that "ambiguity is the enemy of all filmmaking," and while I think I get what he's saying -- a little more clarity would have helped David immensely -- it still sounds pretty anti-art. Garry found it "beautifully to look at [sic]," but his pacing was terrible. He jokes that the judges could've written a pilot in between the funny moments. Adrianna awkwardly makes it to center stage -- this lady moves like she's constantly Elaine Dancing, it's the most fascinating thing -- and jokes about how Garry said David didn't earn a hug from her this time.
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