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The Only Living Boy in New York

Rated R 90 minutes 2017

A whip-smart college grad in Manhattan (Callum Turner) discovers that his father (Pierce Brosnan) is cheating on his mentally ill mother (Cynthia Nixon) with a younger woman (Kate Beckinsale); the son trails and eventually confronts the mistress, but she turns the tables by calling out his own sexual attraction to her. Marc Webb (Gifted), directing a dust-covered "Black List" screenplay by Allan Loeb, acknowledges the story's debt to The Graduate by adding Simon and Garfunkel tunes to the soundtrack. Yet the movie is more reminiscent of a Philip Roth novel in its presentation of the young hero as a superior moral intelligence (whose fallibility must be painfully exposed) and in the secret friendship he forges with a boozy, philosophical novelist (Jeff Bridges), who also serves as the omniscient narrator. Brosnan is especially good: he's been chasing critical respect ever since he signed off as James Bond, and no one could fault his anguished performance here as a loving father both caught and cuckolded by his own son.

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Official Site: www.onlylivingboyinnewyorkmovie.com/home

Director: Marc Webb

Producer: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Jeff Bridges, John Fogel and Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda

Cast: Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Kiersey Clemons, Tate Donovan, Wallace Shawn, Anh Duong and Debi Mazar

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