Leaving Metropolis

Synopsis: David is a painter with painter's block who takes a job as a waiter to get some inspiration. He falls for hunky diner owner Matt, who falls just as hard back. But Violet, Matt's wife is a complicating factor! Toss in David's best friends a dying pre-op transsexual best friend and an aging, bitter, fag-hag journalist. Will David break up Matt's marriage? Will Violet learn the truth? Will David or Matt learn the true meaning of love?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Brad Fraser
Production: Unknown
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

are getting married.


She's marrying him

as Clark Kent.

Doesn't even know

he's Superman.

Now, if that isn't

the perfect metaphor

for the modern relationship,

I don't know what is.



Don't worry.

I'm here for you

Where exactly is this

restaurant of yours?

I'd like to drop by.

I don't want anyone who

knows me to know where it is.




Thanks for understanding.


Oh, whatever.

Love ya.

Mean it.

Young love is so...



He's not from Earth.

He's an alien.


Spider-man got married

a couple of years ago.

- Spider-man's from Earth.

- So what?

People from Earth can only

marry other people from Earth?

Maybe his cum's

poison to humans.

Superman's cum

is not poison.

They might have monster

kids or something.



Superman's getting



I heard.

Doesn't seem right after

holding out for so long.


The restaurant's split


You place the cutlery...

I thought you checked

the silver.

I did.

The place is casual.

Make sure you get the

food out while it's hot.

Flip the tables

as fast as you can.


Yes ma'am.

Matt'll show you where

everything is.

And don't f*ck

with my kitchen.

A waiter's place is not

in the kitchen.

You've got potential.

You have no idea.


Don't let Violet

intimidate you.


Slight complaint.


The guy says

the sauce is too salty.

Tastes fine to me.

It's quite common for cooks to

lose their sensitivity to salt.

It's fine.

Do you want this customer

to leave here

and tell people

he didn't enjoy his meal,

or do you want him to leave here

and talk about how accommodating

the kitchen was

in fixing his problem?

Give me

two minutes.

You're the boss.

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Brad Fraser

Brad Fraser (born June 28, 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian playwright, screenwriter and cultural commentator. He is one of the most widely produced Canadian playwrights both in Canada and internationally. His plays typically feature a harsh yet comical view of contemporary life in Canada, including frank depictions of sexuality, drug use and violence.Fraser has also been known to tweet occasional criticism to various journalists, at least one of whom altered Fraser's Wikipedia entry to include an insult which has since been removed. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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