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Just streamed JB’s recent movie The Only Living Boy in New York on Amazon. It’s tied in with Amazon productions, so that may be the only way to access it. It has a Mike Nichols/Nora Ephron vibe to it, kind of a confused young man coming of age in New York City and discovering his family’s twisty secrets thing.

Jeff Bridges’ character kicks off the movie as narrator, but then seems to get shoehorned in as a WTF is this character doing in this movie? More is revealed and by the end of the movie his connection to the protagonist comes clear. That’s about I can say without spoiling but it works out.

I think JB takes on a character against type here and nails it. I’d also like to give a shout out to Cynthia Nixon for portraying someone you’re not used to seeing her inhabit. Great script too!

The Only Living Boy in New York is a slow quiet movie and maybe that is not your cup of meat, but I really liked it. JB makes these wonderful movies like A Dog Year, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Door in the Floor, and whatnot. You see them once and then they disappear. I don’t know what they mean to JB, but I like them as much, or more than, some of his more popular and well known works.

Debbie gives this movie four smiley faces and a winky face  [smile][smile][smile][smile][wink]

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Thanks for this review, CoyRoy! I wish trailers didn’t tell so much of the story. I like your reference to the connection between Jeff and the protagonist, making it more intriguing. Have you thought of becoming a professional movie critic or movie trailer maker?
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Isn't this gonna come out on DVD so we can buy it? I want to see this real bad
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Apparently this is out in February.  Am going to watch it via Amazon hopefully this week.  Been ultra busy (dad ..... say no more) so am hoping will catch up on many things this week.  I actually have a few Jeff movies to catch up with so a 'fest' is on the cards.  I'll force myself to do it lol




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Originally Posted by Nicky
Have you thought of becoming a professional movie critic or movie trailer maker?


Actually Nicky, one of my failed careers was as a newspaper dude. I got to review a lot concerts, plays, and stuff. No movies. It was a way to be a writer, but turned out not to be the kind of writing I wanted to do. When I was young, I thought I needed to get paid to be legit. But it turned out to be better to not get paid and write what I wanted when I wanted. Get paid for something else I'm maybe not so invested in.
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