THE ONLY LIV­ING BOY IN NEW YORK

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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.

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