THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK
Stars: Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon.
Director: Marc Webb Rating: M Rising British star Callum Turner (Green Room and the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel) plays Thomas: a young college graduate infatuated with exactly the right girl at exactly the wrong time in life. Mimi (Kiersey Clemons, another actor of considerable promise) just wants to be friends, which pushes Thomas towards another relationship he may not have the experience nor resilience to handle. Particularly as Johanna (Kate Beckinsale), the woman he has set his new sights on, is considerably older and is also the mistress of his father (Pierce Brosnan). While the narrative pay-off to the film’s intriguing premise, which does owe a partial debt to Dustin Hoffman’s The Graduate, is far messier and less compelling than it should have been, it must be said that boredom never once sets in here.