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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.

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... Thomas Webb
... W.F. Gerald
... Johanna
... Ethan Webb
... Judith Webb
... Mimi Pastori
... George
... David
... Barbara
... Anna
... Ari
... Irwin Sanders
... Uncle Buster
... Prominent New Yorker
... Gay Couple
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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 chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family. Written by AnonymousB

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

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11 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Apenas um Garoto em Nova York  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$54,458, 13 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$624,332, 28 September 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$345,048, 17 August 2017
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Production Designer David Gropman and Location Manager Kip Myers searched all over New York to find the locations that retained the city's "edgy, ungentrified side." They insisted that each scene would be shot in its appropriate neighborhood as stated in the film. See more »

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Thomas Webb: You have 2 apartments?
W.F. Gerald: I'm rich, I'm a fucking Duke.
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All We Ever Knew
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Written and performed by The Head and the Heart
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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 See 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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