What a treat. I appreciated that this didn't lean into camp and felt completely earnest. The kids play it straight and the outcome is a surreal, sweet ride. Will anyone ever attempt something like this again?
This is a stone cold masterpiece. There were hints of brilliance in Foley's RECKLESS but this is a whole different animal. The folksy variation on Madonna's Live To Tell (my favorite Madonna song) pumping over a crane shot of Mary Stuart Masterson running into a dusty cornfield is the epitome of cinema. This one will live in my heart forever.
Maybe my favorite non-Christmas Christmas movie?
Metropolitan is a cozy blanket of a film, reflecting a very specific time and place in such a wonderful way.
Whit Stillman post film q&a at the Olympia Film Festival -- the moderator wore a tux and poured Whit's water into a martini glass. I died a little.