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Release Date: August 1st, 1990

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Cast: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols, Allison Parisi, Dylan Hundley, Isabel Gillies, Bryan Leder

Director: Whit Stillman

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Westerly Films

Keywords: Growing up, Witty, Passionate, 1980s, Love, Hotel, Love interest, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Not very much happens in Metropolitan, and yet everything that happens is felt deeply, because the characters in this movie are still too young to have perfected their defenses against life. show more

  • Metropolitan celebrates and mourns the specific character of a place and time, youthful associations and crushes, a toolkit of values, even if those values are not exactly shared by, say, housewives in Duluth and auto mechanics in Albuquerque. show more

  • Instead of a full-bodied comic portrait of the coming-out-party set, Metropolitan offers a thin, cartoon version. Then it uses that cartoonishness to make everyone on-screen seem irresistibly cute. show more

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)