The King of Staten Island (2020)
07/30/2020 – Comedy, Drama – 2h 17m

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys — Oscar, Igor and Richie — and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

Does it Pop? 🍿

Yes, yes it does, look the acting is ‘good’ but the story is better. It’s extremely well written. A truly dark look at life with a pinch comedy. Pete is great but might is probably not going to be a leading actor.

You probably won’t watch it again unless you’re a massive Pete Davidson fan but fuck, it’s just good, a unique story that could only be written with some half truths. You should watch it, you’ll probably enjoy some aspect of it.

Pete Davidson & Bill Burr in The King of Staten Island

Pete Davidson drew from plenty of personal experiences while writing The King of Staten Island movie. One of the biggest and most personal experiences he reflected on revolves around the passing of his father, Scott Davidson. Scott Davidson passed away fighting the 9/11 fires of 2001 when Pete Davidson was still just a child.
In the film, the character that Pete Davidson plays has also suffered from the loss of his father who died fighting fires in the fictional story.