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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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Marc Webb

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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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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

Gross USA:

$624,332

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,550,321
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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: I'm crazy about you.
Mimi Pastori: I'm crazy about you, but...
Thomas Webb: But don't say "as friends".
Mimi Pastori: Why? Why is that so bad?
Thomas Webb: Because pretty girls like to recruit their rejections and then call them friends.
[Mimi amazed]
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Maiden Voyage
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Written by Herbie Hancock
Performed by Herbie Hancock
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Contemporary indie version of a Woody Allen movie combined with The Graduate
11 October 2018 | by akcenatSee all my reviews

Thomas Webb (Turner) is a spoiled rich millennial who is trying to figure out what to do with his life after college. While searching for life answers around mysterious neighbor (Bridges), he learns that his father (Brosnan) is cheating on his mother (Nixon) with his assistant (Beckinsale). "The Only Living Boy in New York" is a movie full of characters you would walk away from at a cocktail party, engaging in the flattest brand of smart banter imaginable. Turner is a very irritating person as Thomas, while film's main draw should be Bridges. He's a phenomenal actor, but his roles get too cliche, wasted and reduced to portraying a stereotypical cigar-toting old man who has a thing or two to tell the young ones. Brosnan is a surprising standout, his burst of anger and subsequent sadness during one pivotal scene conveying more years of back story in mere minutes. "The Only Living Boy in New York" have fantastic cast, looks good, but it's not particularly distinctive because it was playing safe in the end when It could be a little more daring and dangerous. In general, it is definitely an odd story with a twist, but I did enjoyed (most of) it. 7+/8- from 10.


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