The Only Living Boy in New York

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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 6.2/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Marc Webb

Stars: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan

Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate's life is upended by his father's mistress.

Callum Turner - Thomas Webb
Jeff Bridges - W.F. Gerald
Kate Beckinsale - Johanna
Pierce Brosnan - Ethan Webb
Cynthia Nixon - Judith Webb
Kiersey Clemons - Mimi Pastori
Tate Donovan - George
Wallace Shawn - David
Anh Duong - Barbara
Debi Mazar - Anna
Ben Hollandsworth - Ari
John Bolger - Irwin Sanders
Bill Camp - Uncle Buster
Richard Bekins - Prominent New Yorker
Ryan Speakman - Gay Couple

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

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Did You Know?

Olivia Wilde and Rosamund Pike were cast in the lead role before Kate Beckinsale stepped in, with Logan Lerman and Miles Teller being attached to play the lead role before Callum Turner was cast. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

This movie has some shades of a Woody Allen film in its character studies of people and in capturing the atmosphere of Manhattan. It examines family and sexual relationships between a husband and wife as well as extramarital love and sex. It looks at a young man's struggle with his sexual and romantic feelings. This is a psychological drama that highlights guilt, jealousy and even an important aspect of the oedipal complex. It is complicated and heavy stuff and it all flows from the pen of screenwriter Allen Loeb, who had written several successful movies before this earlier script ultimately came to fruition. This didn't happen until Marc Webb became attached to it as director and a terrific ensemble cast was put together which includes Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey Clemons and Kate Beckinsale. However, the character who ties the plot together is relative newcomer, Callum Turner, who plays Thomas, the 25-year-old son who ultimately makes deep seated discoveries about himself and each of his parents before he can move on with his life.

This is the type of movie that will capture your attention and make you ponder each character's motivation. The story has depth, poignancy and surprises which will grab hold you and won't let go throughout the film. It certainly kept us thinking and talking as we left the theater. (2017) – Scheduled for release August 11th.


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