The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York

(2017)

The life of a university graduate (Callum Turner, Green Room) is upended by his father's mistress (Kate Beckinsale) in this coming-of-age drama.... More

Thomas Webb (Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated university and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbour W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.Hide

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  • Everyone ... works hard to transcend the artifice, and they deserve better. So, for that matter, do Simon & Garfunkel. Full Review

  • "Only Living Boy" fails to convince as a character study, romance or love letter to the CBGB-era New York City. Full Review

  • Not even an A-list cast can turn this coming-of-age misfire-a total misreading of The Graduate from screenwriter Allan Loeb- into anything more than a losing battle against tin-eared dialogue. Full Review