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The Only Living Boy In New York Review by The Curvy Film Critic

Love stories can always be a little tricky, especially when there are more than two people involved.

The Only Living Boy in New York focuses on Thomas Webb, who after graduating college, is at a crossroads in his life.  Not quite sure if he wants to flee the country with his best friend/wanna be girlfriend Mimi  (Kiersey Clemons) or follow in the footsteps of his publishing tycoon father Ethan (Pierce Brosnan), Thomas finds himself on a journey of self-discovery.

Enter the alcoholic upstairs and sage neighbor played by Jeff Bridges and Thomas’ Mom Judith played by Cynthia Nixon, making up a cast of characters straight out of a Shakespearean novel.

Just like the lyrics of the Simon and Garfunkel song for which the film is titled (and yes played throughout the film) The Only Living Boy in New York is very entertaining, has strong, passionate, grounded performances by Pierce Brosnan, Kate Beckingsale, Cynthia Nixon, Turner and of course, Jeff Bridges make this film fun to watch.

Callum Turner plays young Thomas,  who’s coming from a life  of privilege and refuses live with his wealthy parents.  Having moved to a seedier section of New York rather than dwelling in  a hood that  his father’s publishing money would easily afford, Thomas often complains that “New York has lost its soul.”

All of that changes when Callum finds out his Dad’s having an affair, stalks his mistress only to encounter an affair of his own with this same woman.  I know…it’s a lot to absorb.  However, as nerdy and possibly non-sexy you would think Turner is, he 100% proves the audience wrong.

Without spoiling it for you, the film addresses multiple relationship issues that we all have experienced or knows someone who has had the same life lesson.  If nothing else, The Only Living Boy in New York will make you think.


I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch and Board Member), African American Film Critics Association and Online Association of Female Film Critics. My op-eds or features have been seen in Variety , RogerEbert.com, The Wrap The Cherry Picks, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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