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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
In late-1970s suburban London, Chris (Christian Bale) and Marion (Emily Watson) have settled into a comfortable yet all-too-predictable middle-class existence. Chris receives an unexpected visit from his free-spirited friend Toni (Lee Ross), a reunion that reminds him of a more carefree time in 1960s Paris. Now, with lingering doubts about his marriage bubbling up, Chris must make the choice between revisiting his youthful abandon with Toni or facing the here and now with Marion.

Cast: Christian Bale , Lee Ross , Emily Watson , Elsa Zylberstein , Rufus , Jonathan Aris , Ifan Meredith , Amanda Ryan

Director: Philip Saville

Genres: Comedy drama

Metroland (1997)

Release Date: April 9th, 1999|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A sexy, moody comedy that plays like a dreamy comic novel. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Bale tends to be overwrought and self-conscious as he wrestles with his demons, here in both '60s flashbacks (the liveliest segment) and in the 1977 present, in which punk clubs and easy women represent temptation. [09 Apr 1999] show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Metroland, which is adapted from a novel by Julian Barnes, is an oddly unpleasant variation on the theme of "The Way We Were." [09 Apr 1999] show more

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