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Leaving Metropolis (2002)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 October 2003 (USA)
A famous painter creates a triangle in a young couple's marriage.

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Matt (as Vincent Corazza)
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Cherilee Taylor ...
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Shannon
Arne MacPherson ...
Homeless Man
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Paul Stafford ...
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Chris Sigurdson ...
Complimentary Customer (as Christopher Sigurdson)
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Dr. Starbell
Blake Taylor ...
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Sharon
John Bluethner ...
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David is a painter with painter's block who takes a job as a waiter to get some inspiration. He falls for hunky diner owner Matt, who falls just as hard back. But Violet, Matt's wife is a complicating factor! Toss in David's best friends a dying pre-op transsexual best friend and an aging, bitter, fag-hag journalist. Will David break up Matt's marriage? Will Violet learn the truth? Will David or Matt learn the true meaning of love? Written by Tim Evanson <tevanson@earthlink.net>

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When art inspires hidden passion...

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Film debut of Thom Allison. See more »

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A newspaper headline in the defunct Winnipeg Tribune uses the American spelling of "favored". The Winnipeg Tribune would have used the Canadian spelling "favoured". See more »

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David: How did I ever drown in someone so shallow?
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"POOR SUPER MAN" was originally presented at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati under the direction of Mark Mahcabee See more »

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References Smallville (2001) See more »

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What's Going On
Written by Mike McDonald
Published by Stony Plain Music SOCAN/Spittoon Songs SOCAN
Performed by Jr. Gone Wild (as JR Gone Wild)
from: Pull The Goalie
©1992 Courtesy of Stony Plain Records
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I think LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is the better of the two screenplays.
28 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I would like to have seen Fraser's play, POOR SUPER MAN, largely because there are plaintive allusions to Superman in the film that make me know they were, in some context not necessarily evident, important. I think the film became confused: fading pre-op transsexual, nasty self-loathing, fag hag friend with a drinking problem, a closeted straight man too innocent for life-- with an accompanying jealous wife-- and a Virgil-like artist guide who seems compelled to lead them all through the Circles of Hell.

I was not surprised that the artist and his straight man foil have sex; steamy and straightforward sex. I was shocked, however, that so much of the movie then seemed to pivot on the obvious. The only vital thing I saw were the paintings of straight man Matt which artist David had conjured out of desire and the experience of desire ( who said TS Eliot was a dessicated old bag? He knew this story backwards and forwards!). These were both titillating and of heroic dimension.

Maybe we should have skipped the film and gone, instead, to the exhibition.

I suggest one see LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS and LEAVING METROPOLIS together; LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is the better of the two, but, together, one gets a real glimpse of Fraser's enormous talent.


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