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Metropolitan (1990)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  3 August 1990 (USA)
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.

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Nick Smith (as Christopher Eigeman)
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Serena Slocum (as Elizabeth Thompson)
Stephen Uys ...
Victor Lemley
Roger W. Kirby ...
Man at Bar
Alice Connorton ...
Mrs. Townsend
Linda Gillies ...
Mrs. Rouget
John Lynch ...
Allen Green (as John Lynch)
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In an apartment on Manhattan a couple of friends from the New York upper-class meet almost every night to talk about social mobility, play bridge and discuss Fourier's socialism; the cynic Nick, the philosophical Charlie, party girl Sally and austenite Audrey. They are joined by Tom. His background is much simpler and he is critical of their way of life. But he finds a soul mate in Audrey, who without his knowledge falls in love with him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Finally... A film about the downwardly mobile.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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$225,000 (estimated)

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$2,938,208 (USA)
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This was the first film for almost all of the young cast. See more »

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Serena Slocum: I didn't save your letters but I didn't throw them away.
Tom Townsend: I don't understand, is that a riddle?
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Absolutely delightful!
31 December 1998 | by (Ledyard, CT) – See all my reviews

The film is compelling not because of a riveting story, special effects, or manufactured suspense, but because of sharply written characters whose personalities drive the story, rather than vice versa, extensive knowledge of its subject, and beautifully written dialogue.

The dialogue, by the way, is great not only for its intelligence and wit, but also because it instantly identifies a proudly unique writer. We can tell Mamet, because of his fractured phrases and rhythmic line readings. We know Smith because of his rapid-fire, fiery and profane writing, as well as his sensitivity. Tarantino is recognizable because of his pop-culture references. Whit Stillman writes characters who talk, often defiantly, in complete sentences, and say exactly what they mean, whether they're expressing their emotions, or shooting to kill.

Whit Stillman was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for "Metropolitan" in 1991, and with "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco", he's on a winning streak.


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