Movie Review: The Only Living Boy In New York (NC16)
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (NC16)
The story is not original. In fact, it is somewhat like the Oscar-winning The Graduate (1967).
Thomas (Callum Turner) is a privileged college graduate figuring what to do with his life.
When he discovers that his distant publishing bigwig father, Ethan (Pierce Brosnan), is having an affair with a beautiful colleague (Kate Beckinsale), he decides to take action - by sleeping with his father's mistress.
His actions stem from the advice of his vagabond neighbour (Jeff Bridges), who schools Thomas in the ways of life and love.
This coming-of-age drama by director Marc Webb is watchable only because of Bridges, who chews up the screen, and the nerdy-handsome Turner.
The rising British model-turned-actor has a screen presence and sex appeal reminiscent of Eddie Redmayne - perhaps that is why he plays Redmayne's brother in the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel.