• Metroland (1999)


Release Date: April 9th, 1999

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2000

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

Keywords: 1960s, Transformation, Love, Emotional, Intense, Friend, Temptation, Escape, Husband, London, Wife, 1970s, Girlfriend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 63
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Examiner

    Metroland is a provocative rumination on how relationships are warped by two people's inability to be truthful with each other. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There are a lot of movies about escaping from the middle class, but Metroland is one of the few about escaping into it. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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