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Chronically Metropolitan (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 August 2017 (USA)
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CHRONICALLY METROPOLITAN is a cynical and clever coming of age film about first time novelist Fenton Dillane, who, unannounced returns to New York City to confront his family, his ex- girlfriend and a few lingering childhood fears.

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Xavier Manrique

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Nicholas Schutt (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shiloh Fernandez ... Fenton
Chris Noth ... Christopher
Victor Cruz ... Irving
Mary-Louise Parker ... Annabel (as Mary Louise Parker)
Josh Peck ... John
Addison Timlin ... Layla
Nasser Faris ... Ahmed
Ashley Benson ... Jessie
Sosie Bacon ... Hannah
Antoinette Kalaj ... Simi
Benja K. Thomas Benja K. Thomas ... Pam (as Benja Kay Thomas)
Rhys Coiro ... The Georgian
Chris Lowell ... Victor
Al Thompson ... Jackson
Whitney Vance Whitney Vance ... Alex
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Full of wry wit, Chronically Metropolitan, is a cynical family drama about a young writer, Fenton, who is forced home to help the family cope when his larger than life father, Christopher, gets into a car accident with a truck full of crabs.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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The bottles of beer in front of Fenton and Layla at the restaurant when their father takes them out is Duvel, a slightly sweet Belgian beer with 8.5% alcohol by volume. It is considered somewhat sacrilege to drink it out of the bottle as Layla does as like many Belgian beers, it has its own special glass in which it is supposed to be served to maximize all the characteristics of the beer when drinking it. See more »

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Annabel's pony-tailed hair as she waits for a cab in the building's lobby. See more »

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References The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) See more »

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Written by Christopher Chu
Performed by Pop Etc (as The Morning Benders)
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Uneventful plot with lethargic performances
1 September 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young writer, who goes back home to New York to find that his dysfunctional family is falling apart. To top that up, his ex-girlfriend that he cannot get over with is getting married to another guy in a few days.

"Chronically Metropolitan" is basically a showcase of how not to make a film. The plot is boring and tedious. It is just plain and uneventful. Camera work is really plain as there are many long shots showing conversations, and this would have been broken up to close up on the speakers in other films. The point of view for the viewers is almost like an passive bystander, without any engagement with the characters or the situation they are in. The actors are mostly devoid of any emotions, as they sleepwalk through their roles, delivering lines in a passionless and lethargic manner as if they were kids being forced to read texts reluctantly. The only exception is Josh Peck, who at least muster smiles and look energetic in his role. If not for Josh Peck, the film would have been completely bad.


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New York City, New York, USA

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