Suburban angst, UK style. English schoolboys Chris (Christian Bale) and Toni (Lee Ross) grew up despising their suburban hometown -- part of the generic "Metroland," the sprawl at the outer ends of metropolitan train lines -- wishing they were French and
cool, and swearing that they'd never succumb to bourgeois complacency. Come the '80s, Toni and Chris are in their 20s and their lives have taken very different paths. Chris works for an advertising agency and is married to Marion (Emily Watson), the fresh-faced English girl he met in Paris, where
he was living with French free spirit Annick (Elsa Zylberstein) and unsuccessfully pursuing his dreams of being an art p...