The Only Living Boy in New York

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Language, sex, drinking in tale of privilege, coming of age.

R 2017 88 minutes

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age 18+

A coming-of-age story about a young writer in New York City

Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, Kate Beckinsale and Cynthia Nixon -- four superb actors -- play four of the key figures in this coming-of-age story about a young would-be writer played by the beguiling British actor Callum Turner. The young writer's father is a wealthy publisher, and the writer's new next-door neighbor in an apartment building turns out to be a writer himself. The backdrop is Manhattan, the plot and dialogue are smart and unexpected, and the story keeps you guessing. What makes the film appealing in this day and age is a sensibility of care for one another among the five principal characters. They disappoint and take advantage of each another, but they don't desert or denounce one another The movie has a surprise ending, resolves the plot. It's a unique and likable film. a throw-back in a way to the gentler New York stories of the '60s and '70s.

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