• Director: Whit Stillman
  • Countries of origin: United States, Spain
  • Language: English
  • Release date: August 3, 1990
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: 大都會
  • "Metropolitan" is a feature film directed by Whit Stillman and starring Carolyn Farina , Edward Clements , Kris Eggman, Taylor Nichols, etc. It was held at the 6th Sundance International in the United States on January 20, 1990. The film festival premiered   .
    The film is the first part of the "Manhattan High Society Trilogy" directed by the director. It tells the story of a love triangle when Tom summoned a group of friends to chat and talk about current affairs during Christmas   .


    • Release date August 3, 1990
    • Filming locations Cornwall, New York, USA
    • Production companies Westerly Films, Allagash Films, Producciones Kaplan S.L.

    Box office


    $230,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Elenora 2022-02-21 08:01:42

      [Film Review] Metropolitan (1990) 7.6/10

      Make-believe posing and posturing is part and parcel of acting, professionals need years of practice to excel in it, for amateurs who tread the boards for the very first time (METROPOLITAN is a case in point), the result can be a toss- up and to a great extent contingent on its director's aptitude to key their personal traits into the roles they are assigned to play, in that regard, Whit...

    • By Garrick 2022-02-21 08:01:42

      Urban Haute Bourgeoisie vs. Nouveau Riche

      "Is our vocabulary so poor? We need French to express our views?" The reason why we use French to quote the lines in the movie is because the use of French cannot avoid class and taste.

      The taste of citizens is bourgeois, and gossip girls are nouveau riche. Who could have expected that the same description of Manhattan’s preppy has changed so much in more than a decade. The general public has been discussing the loneliness of the class. To a certain extent,...

    • By Brice 2022-02-21 08:01:42

      Young people in metropolis

      Metropolitan-1990 After

         watching all kinds of people in Taiwan taken by Yang Dechang, you can see the metropolis of New York.
        I originally thought this was a movie about New Yorkers, perhaps similar to the "Independence Age", but I didn't expect it to be closer to "Reality Bites".

        A group of self-righteous young people keep talking about our generation and their generation.
        A likes B, B likes C, D likes A, C likes E, F hates E, G also likes E...

    • By Tyson 2022-02-21 08:01:42

      "Big Citizen": After the Prom

      Do not reprint

      Luc Sante / Literary Ambiguity / Translation

      Whit Stillman's "Big Citizen" was completed in 1990. As a film about young women from above and their dating partners, it appeared to be a solitary one at the time. Well, well, it looks even more uninterested now. Putting aside the classic film "Philadelphia Story",[1] the idea of ​​making American...

    • By Darron 2022-02-21 08:01:42

      Young is good

      Profound means more pain and less likable. In our age, profundity is a disgusting thing. What is really likable is to pretend to be profound, that is, things and speeches that "look very profound" ——This opening sentence can probably summarize the movie. The seemingly witty talk, coupled with the irony that the West has always used, and a touch of vanilla-flavored warmth, all the essence is here. Young people are always accustomed to raising eyebrows in life, while old people are insensitive...

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    • By Benjamin 2022-03-28 09:01:11

      The American media commented on how Stillman represented the 1% of the United States (Stillman was born in the 1% of the Upper East Side and graduated from Harvard. Although there was no such a word at that time). But my feeling is that people regardless of age or background have universal hopes and ideals, pretense and...

    • By Isai 2022-03-27 09:01:19

      The style is a bit Woody...

    • By Salma 2022-03-27 09:01:19

      UHB - Urban Haute Bourgeoisie. Since we're all doomed to fail, fail like a hero. Quoting Marina Keegan,"We're so young. We can't, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end,it's all we...

    • By Precious 2022-03-27 09:01:19

      I'm just thinking about this after reading...

    • By Sydnie 2022-03-27 09:01:19

      The declaration of the world by the youth of the metropolis, the pretentious and self-centered dialogue cannot hide the inner desire and...

    Movie plot

    Tom, a college student in Manhattan, New York, fell in love with Serena, a young woman who had just entered the social world, but Serena was not interested in him, but her friend Audrey fell in love with Tom at first sight, so Serena gave her a love letter from Tom They were all transferred to Audrey. Tom joined a small group of students led by Nick. Nick is cynical but kind-hearted. He hates a classmate Rick Slonek with the title of...
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    "Metropolitan" is a satirical comedy with a keen insight into the changing destiny of the upper class. Whit Stillman’s directorial debut does not actually have a story. The film’s advantage lies in its unique script. The plot is entirely for the ingeniously written dialogue, and wonderful witticism abounds in the film. And these dialogues are spoken by an ordinary actor, and very contagious, in which Nick's subtle lines far exceed...
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    Movie quotes

    • Charlie Black: Thanks a lot. We shouldn't be long.

      Cab Driver: Take as long as you like - I'm leaving.

    • Nick Smith: The most important thing to realize about parents is that there is absolutely nothing you can do about them.

    • Tom Townsend: He seems less pessimistic than you.

      Charlie Black: I know: it doesn't ring true.

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