Up and coming actor Callum Turner is put front and center in the coming-of-age drama THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK about a college graduate in New York finding an unlikely mentor in an eccentric neighbor while his father courts a mistress. And there isn’t a better actor to play an eccentric neighbor than Jeff Bridges.
Directed by Marc Webb, the new trailer is cut from the same cloth as Webb’s previous projects like 500 Days of Summer and Gifted which both feature a male character at a crossroads in his life. In 500 Days of Summer it was a major breakup, in Gifted it was an uncle fighting to keep custody of his prodigy niece and in The Only Living Boy in New York it’s about a meandering college graduate trying to figure out the next step in his life. However, this seems to lean more towards high-brow indie-prestige with Bridges on board as the mentor and actors like Cynthia Nixon on the cast list.
While anticipating the gratuitous use of Simon & Garfunkel’s titular song in the trailer, you’re given the entire basis of the film — which is a pretty standard “eccentric mentor, idealistic mentee” relationship. In addition to Bridges, Turner, and Nixon, the movie also includes Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, and Kiersey Clemons. It will be interesting to see what this cast brings to the table. Webb manages to well with stories like these and based on the trailer, The Only Living Boy in New York isn’t any different.
Dino-Ray Ramos Staff Writer