One of the most significant achievements of the American independent film movement of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman's debut, Metropolitan, is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a middle-class young man's romantic misadventures among New York City's debutante society. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Stillman's deft, literate script and hilariously high-brow observations mask a tender tale of adolescent anxiety.
Elegant, witty social comedy about a liberal, near-destitute preppie who gets involved with a group of Manhattan debutantes and escorts during the waning days of their popularity. Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements and Christopher Eigeman star in this first effort by writer-director Whit Stillman. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; deleted scenes; outtakes; more.