Monday, July 13, 2020

The King of Staten Island

Saturday night, Sharon and I watched the King of Staten Island on the AppleTV. Originally intended to be theatrically released, the film was released via video on demand on June 12.

The King of Staten Island is comedy-drama film directed by Judd Apatow. The screenplay was written by Apatow, Pete Davidson, and Dave Sirus. It stars Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, and Steve Buscemi.

It follows a young man who must get his life together after his mom starts dating a new man who, like his deceased father, is a firefighter. The film has been called a "semi-biographical" take on the life of Davidson, who lost his firefighter father during the September 11 attacks and has had his own battles with depression.

When it ended, Sharon said "that exceeded my expectations." I was impressed with Davidson's performance. I recommend the film.

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