Chronically Metropolitan (2016)


Chronically Metropolitan (2016)

Full of wry wit, Chronically Metropolitan, is a cynical family drama about a young writer, Fenton, who is forced home to help the family cope when his larger than life father, Christopher, gets into a car accident with a truck full of crabs.
IMDb  5.1 /10
Metacritic   28%
Director Xavier Manrique
Writer Nicholas Schutt
Release Date2017-08-04
Runtime1h 30mins
GenreComedy, Drama
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyThe Film Community, Chron NY, Inc., Planeo Films
LanguageEnglish, Italian
Annabel (as Mary Louise Parker)
Benja K. Thomas
Benja K. Thomas
Pam (as Benja Kay Thomas)
The Georgian
Whitney Vance
Whitney Vance

Chronically Metropolitan

Chronically Metropolitan is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Xavier Manrique and written by Nicholas Schutt. The film stars Ashley Benson, Shiloh Fernandez, Addison Timlin, Mary-Louise Parker and Chris Noth. Filming began on February 23, 2015, in New York City.


  • Shiloh Fernandez as Fenton
  • Ashley Benson as Jessie
  • Addison Timlin as Layla
  • Mary-Louise Parker as Annabel
  • Chris Noth as Christopher
  • Josh Peck as John


It was first announced on January 29, 2015, that Jamin O'Brien and Daniel L. Blanc would produce the film.


Filming began on February 23, 2015, in New York City, where actors were spotted filming around Manhattan. Later in March, filming was taking place on location in Brooklyn.


Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 40% based on 10 reviews and an average rating of 6.12/10.