Saturday, August 05, 2017

'The Only Living Boy in New York' Review

No, it's not about the Simon & Garfunkel song. This so-so romantic drama stars Callum Turner as a restless young New Yorker who discovers that his dad (Pierce Brosnan) is sleeping with a much younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). The son confronts the mistress .... and then they start having an affair, too. The mysteries of the heart can make for fun subject matter, but The Only Living Boy in New York tries way too hard to seem literary and sophisticated. Plus, Jeff Bridges plays the kid's funky, loopy mentor and, boy, does that get tiresome. My review of the film is up at Screen International.