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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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Violet
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Shannon
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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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Freedom
Performed by Pattil McMath
Produced by Ian Armstrong and Dave McMath
© 2002 Courtesy Pattil McMath
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Good acting, above average (but not great) script
26 May 2004 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

I think I'm willing to give this flick a bit more credit than some of the other commentators. While I think there were some problems with the ending, overall the script worked pretty well. I do agree the part of Violet could have been beefed up a bit more; still, I think this was a fairly engaging movie about love & desire. I thought Ruptash as David was convincing. The only things that seem forced are the constant references to "Superman"; I know that this is supposed to be the subtext for movie, but it feels like the director/writer just stuck it in to hammer home his message. Even so, I think this movie works well for a portrayal of someone who's finding out things about himself he never suspected (Corazza as Matt). This may work better as a play, as did the director/writer's "Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love" vs. the movie "Love and Human Remains" (although I thought it was a pretty good movie).


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