The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York

The Only Living Boy in New York

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.

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.

2017Rating: M, Coarse language and sexual references89 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

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The Only Living Boy in New York / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Straining to exude a literary air of urbane sophistication, "The Only Living Boy in New York" becomes instead a rather undistinguished coming-of-age tale with a provocative premise it can't quite execute.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's quite a feat for a movie to deploy Simon & Garfunkel's "The Only Living Boy in New York" and somehow leave you cold.

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