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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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David
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Matt (as Vincent Corazza)
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Kryla
Cherilee Taylor ...
Violet
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Shannon
Arne MacPherson ...
Homeless Man
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Businessman
Paul Stafford ...
Goth Boy
Chris Sigurdson ...
Complimentary Customer (as Christopher Sigurdson)
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Dr. Starbell
Blake Taylor ...
Shepherd's Pie Customer
Kirsten Johnson ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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12 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Fantasmopolis  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Rhythm Of Your Wings
Written and performed by Gary Fjellgaard
Published by Slim Creek Music SOCAN/Kitchen Table Music SOCAN
from: Under Western Skies
© 1996 Courtesy of Stony Plain Records
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Moving, Amusing, Bitter-Sweet but Never Saccharin
29 June 2005 | by (United States - New York state) – See all my reviews

Leaving Metropolis recalled from the far reaches of my mind lines from the 1816 Lord Byron poem, When We Two Parted:

In secret we met--

In silence I grieve,

That thy heart could forget,

Thy spirit deceive.

If I should meet thee

After long years,

How should I greet thee?

With silence and tears.

This entertaining film is well-acted, intelligently-written and directed with great sensitivity. But it hit too close to home for comfort, which is perhaps one reason why I liked it. The story never over-reaches. The character arcs, as in all good stories, propel the plot forward building ever-increasing tension that is all the more palpable for its exquisite subtlety. Typically, the denouement in most gay-theme films either lacks credibility or is utterly predictable. Neither is the case with this exceptional film. When the lights come down and ninety minutes of screen time pass like five, when one is uplifted for having met the characters but saddened for having to depart from them too soon, when one experiences pathos and ethos in measure enough for an honest cathartic moment--that, for me, marks a worthwhile, captivating, artful film. Bravo! Bravo!


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