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Film Review - Chronically Metropolitan


I’m not entirely sure “Chronically Metropolitan” is a finished film. It feels incomplete, like it was either rushed through production or neutered in the editing room, with major pieces of the puzzle barely registering during the surprisingly short run time (80 minutes before end credits). Or perhaps screenwriter Nicholas Schutt and director Xavier Manrique simply had a short story in mind when they decided to commit the tale to the screen, setting small dramatic goals for themselves to resemble a brief visit to another world. “Chronically Metropolitan” isn’t too problematic, but it doesn’t get under the skin either, going through the motions with troubled characters and easily avoidable problems while the rest of the feature carries itself with an appealing NYC mood and a few capable performances. Read the rest at


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