The Only Living Boy in New York Poster

Release Date: August 11th, 2017

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
After graduating from college and moving into an apartment, young Thomas Webb befriends an alcoholic neighbor who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside shots of whiskey. Webb's world soon comes crashing down when he learns that his father is having an affair with a beautiful and seductive woman. Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas winds up sleeping with her, launching a chain of events that will change everything that he thinks he knows about his family and himself.

Cast: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey Clemons, Jeff Bridges, Tate Donovan, Wallace Shawn

Director: Marc Webb

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Big Indie Pictures, Roadside Attractions, Amazon Studios, Bona Fide Productions

Distributors: Roadside Attractions, Amazon Studios

Keywords: Forbidden love, New York City, Moving, Growing up, Love, Love triangle, Rivalry, 2010s, Melodramatic, Underdog, Pursuit, Girlfriend, Father, Emotional

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  • While The Only Living Boy in New York looks nice (it was shot on film by veteran DP Stuart Dryburgh), it's an unabashed fake — glib and movie-ish in a grating way, with lots of prefab "soulfulness" and none of the texture or rough edges of life. show more

  • The whole endeavour ends up feeling fussy and clever rather than incisive and nuanced — especially when a late twist seriously jeopardises plausibility. show more

  • This is a movie full of characters you would walk away from at a cocktail party, engaging in the flattest brand of smart banter imaginable. show more

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