Amazon is learning to embrace its status as a movie studio. The online superstore raised some eyebrows when it announced it was getting into the movie business, but it wasn’t necessarily a surprise. Amazon Prime, as it relates to streaming movies, is becoming more popular, and with the success of Manchester By the Sea, there’s no way the studio won’t continue to produce movies. Enter: The Only Living Boy in New York. The film appears to be a typical coming of age tale with the “old man/woman teaches a young whippersnapper about the meaning of life” trope thrown in. And his father is f!@#king Kate Beckinsale, so there’s that.
The Only Living Boy in New York hits theaters on August 11th, 2017.
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.