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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 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 Spider-Man (2002) See more »

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Starting Over
Written & Performed by Lynda Boyd SOCAN
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"How could I ever have drowned in someone as shallow as you"
12 June 2004 | by (Key West) – See all my reviews

What a great line.

I had never heard of the stage play, "Poor Superman," but, I wasn't one bit surprised to find at the ending credits that this was a film based on a play, and that the original playwright had penned the screenplay.

I haven't read the other comments on here, and really don't have to--but, I am shocked at the user rating. I thought this was a wonderful movie that I picked up out of the "GAY" section of our local video rental chain. I "try" gay films. In essence, I watch for about 20 minutes, and if the acting is horrible and the plot is inconceivable, I generally stop it and move on. I thought this movie was wonderful--plain and simple. The script wasn't far fetched, the situations weren't forced, and even though I tried like hell to predict where it was going, I couldn't. I kept waiting for it to disappoint me, and it didn't. The natural flow of the film is unlike any other "indy gay flick" you've ever seen. I found all the characters believable, with some of the best dialogue I've heard in a while. As a playwright, I was totally engaged, and would recommend it to anyone who asked me for my opinion.


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