Bridges Plays ‘Wise Alky’ in New Indie Flick

Turner and Bridges
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By GABRIELLA BOCK | Reporter

Just like the Simon and Garfunkel song, Marc Webb’s upcoming familial drama “The Only Living Boy in New York” follows a young, drifting New Yorker named Tom.

Played by Callum Turner, Thomas Webb is a 25-year-old aspiring writer with a lovely girlfriend—and a chip on his shoulder.

Living next door to Thomas is an eccentric author named W.F. Gerald—played by Palisades Charter High School alumnus Jeff Bridges—a man who is one-part shrewd mentor, three-parts alcoholic.

Through their love of books and bellyaching, a quirky friendship between Thomas and Gerald soon blossoms over shots of aged whiskey.

Thomas’ world comes crashing down, however, after learning that his father is having an affair with a beautiful and seductive woman named Johanna.

Played by the alluring Kate Beckinsale, Johanna quickly becomes the young man’s main focus as he attempts to save his mother from the heartbreak of her husband’s infidelity.

In the process, Thomas and his father’s mistress begin an illicit affair all of their own—a relationship that upends the young man’s life and unearths the film’s poignant story arc.

Also starring Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon and Kiersey Clemons,  “The Only Living Boy in New York” is the fifth film by “500 Days of Summer” director Marc.

Be sure to catch this quintessential indie drama when it hits select theaters Aug. 11.