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The Only Living Boy in New York

  • Rooftop Movies 68 Roe Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

We open at a New York dinner party where rich elites and intelligentsia lament how the city has lost its soul. Thomas (Callum Turner) is an Upper West Side twenty-something college graduate who agrees, drifting through life, thinking about becoming a writer and trying to bed his best friend Mimi (Kiersey Clemons). His artistic mother (Cynthia Nixon) self-medicates. His publisher father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman, Johanna (Kate Beckinsale). Like a contemporary Hoffman ‘Graduate’, Thomas moves to the Lower East Side, befriends his wizened alcoholic neighbor (Jeff Bridges) and sleeps with his father’s mistress. It’s been described as smug New York hipster twaddle. Film critic stalwart David Stratton says it, “confidently enters vintage Woody Allen territory with consummate success.” Same thing right? If you like your NY on rye served up with that special note of Woody sharp then The Boy is worth a bite.  

Things have gotten messy.” Thomas

Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan

Genre: Drama, Romance

Rated: M

Consumer Advice: Coarse language and sexual references

Run Time: 89mins

Year of Release: 2017

Ticket Price: $16 ($13 + $3 Booking Fee)

Earlier Event: December 2
Later Event: December 5