over 5 years
Charming and self-aware, this film reminds me soooo much of certain people I know.
J M O
meh. what i assume woody allen was often making fun of. the surreal politeness is strange
Metropolitan is the first film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Shot on location in Manhattan and Long Island, the movie depicts the lives of young, upper-class New Yorkers (or, as one character calls them, the "Urban Haute Bourgeoisie") during debutante ball season while home for winter break in their first year of college. Middle-class Princeton student Tom Townsend, an admirer of Charles Fourier's socialism, observes this comedy of manners with an outsider's distance but eventually becomes deeply attached to the characters he meets.
Whit Stillman wrote the screenplay for Metropolitan between 1984 and 1988 while he was running an illustration agency in New York and financed it by selling his apartment for $50,000 as well as acquiring few contributions from family members and friends. He claims that the movie is based on a string of real-life events that happened to him late in 1970, while he was living with his...