A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
In a Sicilian town signed by countless problems provoked by a rampant dishonesty, the inhabitants elect a major which promises order and legality. But the truth is that the town (and Italy) is corrupted and dishonest beyond redemption.
The film has been in development since 2012. On August 25th, 2012 it was announced that "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb would direct the film (A little over a month after the release of Webb's previous movie "The Amazing Spider-Man"). After which the film would go through various actors joining then leaving and different drafts of the script being produced and various of other problems. It was only until they finally casted the film, finished the full script (and the errors within the first draft), Marc Webb finishing the Spider-Man movies (and his next film "Gifted") that the film would finally start shooting. It will be 5 years since the films announcement until the final release of the film in 2017. See more »
An unexpected and truly satisfying night at the movies.
Zounds! Thank heaven I didn't see another site's 31% rating before I went to a WGA screening of "The Only Living Boy In New York," because I might have given it a pass. I LOVED it! I'd give it a 99.9% rating (after all, nobody's perfect). What a joy. Allan Loeb's intelligent and serious script is liberally sprinkled with laugh-out-loud lines and Marc Webb's masterfully fluid direction is stunning. Like watching a French film I almost expected subtitles. Webb made love to New York as if it was Paris. Flawless casting, Jeff Bridges is brilliant. Stellar performances all-round. Wonderful title sequence. And that fantastic sound trackthrilling! See for yourself.
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