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1 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Pleasant, well written, well directed, amateur acting
hamptons from Connecticut
7 August 1999
The hallmark of a professional actor IMHO is to hide behind a mask. It is
jarring if the mask slips, and the actor's true personality does not match
the intended persona. This is chiefly what makes school and most amateur
theatricals so trying.
Metropolitan is witty, intelligently filmed and directed, pleasing to the
eye, but the actors seem like high school amateurs - and like many high
school plays, the male actors are unable to conceal their epicene nature -
don't have a problem with who they really are, I just want to have it
concealed to ease my suspension of disbelief. As much as I liked this
it seemed so stagey, the actors just did not convince me as they
meaninglessly mouthed the director/author's acid epigrams.
I will probably rent this again. And I will enjoy it again. But I will
mutter "So fake" as the puppets go through their paces.
6 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Robert D. Ruplenas
16 June 1999
This leaden effort is about life in the Waspy social circles of N.Y. (I
think it was N.Y.; I was too bored to remember). The critics went ape over
this dog, but the endless, pointless, droning, fatuous conversations among
people we don't give a fig about were to me a kind of torture by dialogue.
Maybe that was the point, I dunno, but they should have put a warning
on this one. The movie to me gave a whole new meaning to the word
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