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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, 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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Screenwriter Allan Loeb had been living in Los Angeles for a decade, trying to make it as a writer with little success. He was days away from giving up when producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa spotted his screenplay for "The Only Living Boy in New York" and expressed interest in producing the movie. See more »

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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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Written by Benji Hughes
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello
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Masterpiece
27 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that hits many of the same notes and soul-chords as "Like Sunday, Like Rain"--character, plot and dialogue driven low budget Indies, both well cast (Yes even Pierce Brosnan), but with no obligatory high octane action scenes, both inexplicably rated R, with low ratings (besides a few like mine),and all leading to a low box office. I especially like Jeff Bridges on screen character and voice over narration. Of all the outstanding scenes, the initial confrontation between Kate Beckinsale and Callum Turner's characters is exquisite. This is the second of Marc Webb's movies I've rated 10/10 (besides "500 Days of Summer") and is only the 18th film (out of 8000+ I've seen) that I've rated at that pinnacle. He also released "Gifted" this year, which I thought was an 8. But in between then and now, he did two high budget, low class superhero movies which I'll leave unmentioned. (You can look them up yourself if you really need to know. Think 8-legged arthropod.) Disclaimer: for those who may be thinking I'm anti-action, one of my two most favorite 10s is "The Accountant", with which you can list these other 10s, "The Counselor, Gladiator, Inception, Undisputed and Zero Dark Thirty". Maybe not your particular cup-o-action, but u c what'm sayin'.


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