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The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)

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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

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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Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apenas um Garoto em Nova York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Thomas Webb: [referring to his relationship] We should be together.
W.F. Gerald: "Should" is a dangerous word. I don't buy it. You want something more here.
Thomas Webb: Something more what?
W.F. Gerald: Provocative.
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Maiden Voyage
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Written by Herbie Hancock
Performed by Herbie Hancock
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An unexpected and truly satisfying night at the movies.
19 August 2017 | by teakyewSee all my reviews

Zounds! Thank heaven I didn't see another site's 31% rating before I went to a WGA screening of "The Only Living Boy In New York," because I might have given it a pass. I LOVED it! I'd give it a 99.9% rating (after all, nobody's perfect). What a joy. Allan Loeb's intelligent and serious script is liberally sprinkled with laugh-out-loud lines and Marc Webb's masterfully fluid direction is stunning. Like watching a French film… I almost expected subtitles. Webb made love to New York as if it was Paris. Flawless casting, Jeff Bridges is brilliant. Stellar performances all-round. Wonderful title sequence. And that fantastic sound track—thrilling! See for yourself.


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