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The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)

R | | Drama | 11 August 2017 (USA)
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Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate's life is upended by his father's mistress.

Director:

Marc Webb

Writer:

Allan Loeb
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

Thomas Webb, the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college 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 neighbor W.F., a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas' world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father is having an affair with a seductive younger woman. Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father's mistress, launching a chainin of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family. Wow! Written by AnonymousB

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Rated R for language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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The filmmakers gave each actor a book that corresponded to the character they were playing. Kiersey Clemons received Patti Smith's Just Kids, Callum Turner got David Foster Wallace's Essay's on Tennis, Pierce Brosnan's was Stories from the New Yorker, The New Atlas of New York for Jeff Bridges, and finally Kate Beckinsale would be given a copy of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. See more »

Goofs

The letter sent to Thomas by the Penguin Group at the end of the film has a typo in it: where it reads 'I with you every success with your book...' should actually be 'I wish you every success with your book'? Didn't expect that from the 'Penguin Group'. See more »

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Thomas Webb: She has this boyfriend, Nick and he's in that band, Fahrenheit 185...
W.F. Gerald: [interrupts] The exact temperature it takes to cook heroin. Properly.
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Written by Bill Evans
Performed by Bill Evans
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The story has depth, poignancy and surprise which will grab hold you and won't let go throughout the film.
1 August 2017 | by mblumenfield-02427See all my reviews

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. FilmRap.net


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,458, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$624,332

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,550,321
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1.85 : 1
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