Metropolitan (Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)

Directed By: Whit Stillman Starring: Edward Clements

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Studio Image/sphe
SKU 230770225
UPC 715515096713
UPC 14 00715515096713
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 7/24/2012
Big City
Character Study
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A chronicle of the social scene of a group of young Park Avenue socialites and their vanishing debutante scene. Into thier midst comes an outsider, a radical from the socially alien west side. But, because of an escort shortage he is welcomed into their group by the dominant, arrogant leader and his charming girlfriend. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Original) Screenplay.
Plot Summary
Summary Tom's a quiet, down-to-earth college student who usually keeps to himself. But when he's recruited by a group of debutantes (a wealthy clique short on male escorts for Yuletide season pageants) he winds up a regular deb date. Before long, Tom's tight with this haughty crew and finds himself fascinated by their erudite conversations, posh lifestyle and impeccable taste.
Rolling Stone "...This just about perfect little a triumphant anomaly: a rude comedy of manners..." 07/12/1990 p.42
USA Today "...Stillman has a disarming ace....[METROPOLITAN] engrosses and charms..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 08/17/1990 p.4D
New York Times "...A comedy of manners of a very high order....The actors are a uniformly engaging lot..." 03/23/1990 p.C18
Los Angeles Times "...Stillman's gift for quiet, scrupulous observation grows on you....Stillman is a pointillist, working in the tiniest, most meticulous degrees..." 08/10/1990 p.F10
Entertainment Weekly "[T]his witty yet wistful dream of a film smartly zeroes in on the universal desire to belong." -- Grade: A- 02/17/2006 p.61-63
Sight and Sound "Very well-written, affecting and often funny....With an almost sociological eye, Stillman explores the world of Manhattan's preppie debutantes and their escorts." 09/01/2006 p.89
Whit Stillman
Edward Clements
Cast & Crew
Allison Rutledge-Parisi - Star
Bryan Leder - Star
Taylor Nichols - Star
Chris Eigeman - Star
Carolyn Farina - Star
Edward Clements - Star
Dylan Hundley - Star
Will Kempe - Star
Isabel Gillies - Star
Whit Stillman - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1990
UPC 00715515096713
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
Color Color
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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