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A few reviewers have commented that this movie lacked a real climax. What did you expect, car chases? Huge explosions? Some kind of cosmic epiphany, perhaps? I think the essence of the charm of this movie can be summed up by Chris' wife's simple obsevation that Tony, the rootless wanderer, is jealous of Chris. Romance and wild times are fine for a couple years when you're young. "Young" in this sense being a socially constructed state, after all -- many people in the world expect to be married and having children, or are busily preparing for it, in their very early twenties, instead of being out drinking and cavorting with Parisian babes. Still, if you are bourgeois enough not to have felt internal forces driving you to get married immediately after high school, as people in many neighborhoods do, after all -- then this movie will speak to you. The point of this movie is that sooner or later, at SOME point, be it at 18 or 30, everyone grows up, and maybe that fact is something other than the zenith of heinousness. I like this movie.Read more ›
"Metroland" has a superb cast which plays their roles in just the right manner. Where this movie falters, however, is the mediocrity of the script. An introspective movie such as this should have much more powerful and memorable dialogue than it has. Hardly anything ever really comes out and grabs you. It just kinda rolls along and eventually reaches its conclusion. It could've been a great look at the choices we make and where it ends up placing us in life. As it is, however, it falls short of greatness...but it's still worth a look.
Chris' boyhood best-bud Toni arrives after ten absent years.Toni (a deliciously wicked Lee Ross) is still living the '60's radical ideals,and the two worlds of sell-out and love-in collide in very palpable ways.Chris is forced to question every choice he has made along the way;he once had aspiratins of being a Parisian photographer;he had a sexy and direct French paramour named Annick (Elsa Zylberstein of Immortal Beloved); Chris actually had developed a loathing of all that was English.WHAT HAPPENED?.Toni actively pursues Chris into rethinking all his choices and his marriage and family.Read more ›
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Christian Bale soars in this before he hit the big time. You get to go to Paris and England. Although her acting was superb, I think his main love interest was slightly miscast and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Walker
This is one of my favorite Movies, great story, great cast. Glad I bought this. Thank you amazon for having this available to buy.Published 22 months ago by Mike Petruska
Christian Bale is awesome in this movie!! He never ceases to amaze me!! This is a must bring home for all!!Published on April 5, 2013 by Cindy Ridlehoover
Christian Bale plays a better American than he does a Brit. Stay American, Christian! Your the best "American" actor in our current time.Published on March 24, 2013 by Spartan88
Not a bad, almost unknown/forgoten film. C. Bale is really good in this.
E. Watson is good in this as well, their where just certain scenes where I didn't... Read more
Great film. One of Christian Bale's earlier works. He's stunning in it. Great story. Interesting characters. I enjoyed this immensely!Published on August 9, 2012 by dcbuddy
must have for a balehead.love the whole idea of the movie, but agree the story cld hv been more stronger.Published on October 11, 2011 by elyse
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