Judd Apatow Delivers Again
The King of Staten Island was directed by Judd Apatow. Apatow has been making movies since the 90s, with comedy classics such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up. His latest film, The King of Staten Island, stars Pete Davidson as the lead role. The movie follows the 24-year-old Davidson who’s struggled to find a clear direction in life after the passing of his fire-fighter father at a young age.
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This movie provides a quality combination of humor and deeper/ more meaningful content. There are clear issues of depression present with Davidson’s character. At the beginning of the film, he spends his days smoking weed with friends while dreaming of being a tattoo artist. There are no real signs of his character going anywhere. Check out the trailer for the movie below.
When his mother finds a new boyfriend, who just happens to also be a fire-fighter, Davidson does not have the best reaction. After experiencing some downs though, Pete is able to change the narrative by bringing a more focused and positive attitude towards life. Even though things are perfect for Pete by the end of the movie, there is definitely some progression in the right direction.
Overall I found the movie to be pretty funny, and something that you could watch with most people. The quality directing by Judd Apatow accompanied by Davidson’s unique demeanor and style made for a quality watch.
The King of Staten Island provides a solid combination of comedy with an undertone of deeper content. The movie features some quality performances by the lead role Pete Davidson, as well as co-stars including Bill Burr. Hopefully, we can see more of Pete Davidson in roles like this, as opposed to the limiting content that SNL has him doing.
What do you guys think though?
Have you seen this movie yet? If so do you agree with what I have to say, or were you not as big of a fan of the film? What are your thoughts on Pete Davidson’s performance? And what other new movies have you enjoyed or look forward to watching?