THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
Director: Judd Apatow
Starring: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi, Bel Powley
Pete Davidson is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live or for maybe his infamous relationships. He’s front and center for the personal film The King of Staten Island. Early on in the film, Pete’s character Scott says “There’s something wrong with me. Mentally.” Scott’s the kind of guy who’s in his early ‘20s and still lives at home smoking pot in his basement with his friends. We learn that when Scott was young his dad tragically died in the line of duty as a firefighter. Since then, Scott can’t seem to get his act together and grow up. His mother, played by Marisa Tomei, starts dating again and her new boyfriend also happens be a firefighter. With his mother moving on, his sister moving off to college, Scott is forced to reconcile the choices he’s made in life if he’s going to be happy for others and start his own tattoo business.
Here’s my review