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Metropolitan (1990)

PG-13 | | 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Nick Smith (as Christopher Eigeman)
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Bryan Leder ...
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Ellia Thompson ...
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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3 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Azok a New York-i báléjszakák  »

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$225,000 (estimated)

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$2,938,208 (USA)
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Will Kempe was originally cast as "Nick Smith". There is even an outtake of him in the role on the 2005 DVD. See more »

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[first lines]
Mrs. Rouget: You can't listen to what your younger brother has to say. I can't think of anyone less an authority of female anatomy.
Audrey Rouget: He can see... It's hideous.
Mrs. Rouget: No, it isn't. You're being very subjective. You know, there was a survey of girls your age some years ago and nearly all of them were convinced that either their behinds, or their noses, were grotesquely oversized. And there was no apparent correlation between this conviction and their actual size.
Audrey Rouget: Really? They did a survey of that?
Mrs. Rouget: Yes....
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Dry Your Eyes
Performed by Brenda and the Tabulations
Bee Cool Music - BMI
Courtesy of Diona Records
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Of Austen, debs, Fourier, games, and the allure of Serena Slocum
8 February 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

Centering on the lives of wealthy, well-educated young women "coming out" as debutantes and on the equally wealthy, well-educated young men who attend deb parties as the girls' escorts, Whit Stillman's feature directing debut sparkles with incredible dialogue that always wavers between savage wit and heartfelt poignancy. Few who have seen the picture will forget its hilarious dissections of New York social classes, its elegant sense of vocabulary, or its caustic self-awareness. The thing I enjoy the most about Metropolitan (and the two subsequent films Stillman has made), however, is the verisimilitude with which the characters are rendered. I grew up far from the money and privilege of Metropolitan's inhabitants, but I could so easily relate to their fears, desires, and insecurities -- because Stillman never forgets to keep these kids human.


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