Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.
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'Who will ask a child whose parent exploded in space if he will be an astronaut?'
Everyone deals with their problems in their own way. Someone finds the key to peace in drawing tattoos, like an artist in his paintings. The story itself about a 24-year-old slacker who lost his father, sitting on his mother's neck and using marijuana with friends every day, who, under the weight of current circumstances, changes his attitude towards life and those around him, of course, is not new. However, such a primitive plot does not at all mean that this film can be entered in advance into a wide list of second-rate dramas with a touch of comedy. This is a truly kind picture in modern realities about ordinary people (and the unusual Pete Davidson), diluted with frequent humor, which fits here very well. And this is the rare case when, when watching a film marked 'Comedy', you never feel Spanish shame for the entire time (2 hours 16 minutes, by the way).
I was really looking forward to the release of this picture solely because of the actor in the lead role - the wonderful Pete Davidson, an accomplished comedian, and now an actor, and was extremely pleased. The script was created together with the actor himself and is dedicated to his father, who died while extinguishing the fire. Given these facts and Pete's unique charisma, it is difficult, even impossible to imagine someone else in this role besides himself.
8 out of 10
The bottom line: The King of Staten Island is an extremely simple and kind film, exactly what we all lack now.