The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) - Drama

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Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate's life is upended by his father's mistress.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 54 found boring (16.66%)

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Highly recommend it!

Coming of Age Flick with A Twist .


) Once upon a time there was a highly touted you actor named Josh Hartnett, who was incredibly dull, and lifeless, and, well, inert, who has blessedly disappeared from cinema...

Kate Beckinsale beauty and voice are a great addition to this engaging drama.

The graduate was great when I saw it 50 years ago, and this is fascinating in today's world.

Although it sounds deliciously seamy, the film is really a slow burn of anxiety as the truth waits to step forward with as little character exposition as allowed these days and an ending Nicholas Sparks could have written on deadline.

Cons-> -Confusing story -The start (and part of all) of the relationship between the caracters Johanna and Thomas Webb is a little bit weird -Why the surname Webb?

It certainly kept us thinking and talking as we left the theater.

I think I felt their shame more than once when they delivered every know cliche' known to movie going audiences.

I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next and I felt it ended really well.

He feels like his life is boring and like he does not have an interesting story to tell the world.

The good news about The Only Living Boy in New York is that it features an A-list supporting cast who are consistently appealing and engaging.

Deep, intriguing and puts a smile on your face in the end.

My girlfriend dragged me to the cinema to see this flick, and when she fell asleep after 15 minutes, and despite not being a drinker, I wish I had smuggled in more than one beer.

And that fantastic sound track—thrilling!

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.

Enjoyable if nothing remarkable.

Allan Loeb's intelligent and serious script is liberally sprinkled with laugh-out-loud lines and Marc Webb's masterfully fluid direction is stunning.

What happens is nowhere near as significant to the film as how the characters react to unexpected change and the role of the mysterious W.

There were unpredictable and fresh plot points through out the film.

Stunning Piece of Work.

Lovely, unexpected depth....

"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.

What it totally lacks is an engaging narrative.


An unexpected and truly satisfying night at the movies.

a coming of age tale full of angst-laden whimsy and musical nostalgia .

These people bored me to tears; nothing they did or said meant anything to me, and I did not care about any of them.

It was pretentious, insulting, laughable, boring, forced, fake and borderline pathetic.

But if you enjoy a nostalgic revisit to early adulthood accompanied by evocative music in an urban bohemian setting, there is enough to keep you engaged in the movie until its satisfyingly unexpected finale.

The exact opposite of engaging.

He also is dealing with a woman that he is mad for in Mimi (Kiersey Clemons), who may or may not feel the same way, a publisher father (Pierce Brosnan) who just wants him to have direction, and a mother (Cynthia Nixon) who is teetering on the edge of a breakdown.

Just another movie about rich, self indulgent, neurotic narcissists.