Leaving Metropolis (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Leaving Metropolis (2002)




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Successful Winnipeg-based artist David (Troy Ruptash) has become isolated from humankind due to his fame and notoriety, which negatively affects his inspiration for painting new works. Having come to the conclusion that the only cure for this condition is a heavy dose of culture immersion, David sets out to find a job -- and quickly finds one waiting tables at a diner run by married couple Matt (Vincent Corazza) and Violet (Cherilee Taylor). David purposefully manages to keep this new part of his life a secret from his best friends Kryla (Lynda Boyd) and Shannon (Thom Allison), especially when he starts developing a crush on Matt. As the two start a romantic relationship, Violet and Kryla each separately become suspicious and begin looking into the various inconsistencies surrounding Matt and David's recent actions. Matt, under pressure, ends the relationship but finds he must confess his sins to Violet when his and David's relationship is about to be made public due to some nude portraits David painted with Matt as the subject. The feature-film directing debut for Canadian playwright Brad Fraser, Leaving Metropolis gained wider public notice after being selected for inclusion into the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival.
Art House & International , Drama , Gay & Lesbian
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Lynda Boyd
as Kryla
Thom Allison
as Shannon
Tony Allison
as Shannon
Arne MacPherson
as Homeless Man
Tom Anniko
as Businessman
Paul Stafford
as Goth Boy
Christopher Sigurdson
as Complimentary Customer
Susan Kelso
as Dr. Starbell
Blake Taylor
as Shepherd's Pie Customer
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Critic Reviews for Leaving Metropolis

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

This story might be leaving Metropolis, but it didn't dress for the occasion.

Full Review… | June 3, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

A dreadful movie.

Full Review… | June 3, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Adaptation needs more film, less stage

Full Review… | January 3, 2005

'Pretty standard' pretty much sums up this movie.

June 3, 2003
National Post

Stagily presented, the characters always seem to have lots to say and not enough time to say it.

June 3, 2003
Jam! Movies

Audience Reviews for Leaving Metropolis

I wasn't sure what I was supposed to feel after the movie ended. In fact, I didn't really care too much about any of the characters at all. The only one I was remotely interested in was Matt, and that was partly because Vince Corazza is smokin'. If I were to watch this again, it'd probably be because I want to see Vince engage in simulated sex and not for the plot.

David Phan
David Phan

A bit too predictable, more professional than most gay themed films. Decent acting by the main characters. It does have it's share of cliche's.

James Higgins
James Higgins

A gay artist's inspiraton falters; he finds a hot married man and is "inspired". Not a bad movie, but in the end almost everyone ends up "leaving metropolis".

Glen Shrope
Glen Shrope

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