A true sign one has transitioned from child to teenager is an utter disgust for everything your previously loved. Home is stupid. The town you live in is stupid. People who try to tell you what to do are stupid. Everything is stupid and it sucks and life will never get better, or so it tends to seem. This is perspective on life Thomas Webb possesses when The Only Living Boy In New York begins, and over the course of the film’s runtime viewers will watch him try and figure out the big questions of his life.
Today, the first trailer for The Only Living Boy in New York arrived online. The film, which comes from Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb, tells of one young man’s journey to adulthood through two romantic entanglements that are increasingly problematic. There’s the friend he’s in love with who does not see him the same way and the older, mysterious woman currently sleeping with his father. Both women think they know Thomas, but he’s realizing he doesn’t even known himself. You can view the footage above.
The official synopsis for The Only Living Boy in New York reads:
Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.
The Only Living Boy in New York opens this August. Comment below and let us know if you think this is a movie worth seeing.