The King of Staten Island (2020) Full Movie

The King of Staten Island
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The King of Staten Island (2020) : 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.

Title The King of Staten Island (2020)
Release Date Jul 22, 2020
Genres ,
Production Company Universal Pictures, Apatow Productions, Perfect World Pictures
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, Bel Powley, Maude Apatow, Steve Buscemi, Pamela Adlon, Action Bronson, Kevin Corrigan, Ricky Velez, Moisés Arias
Plot Keywords slacker, family drama, firefighter
Scott Carlin
Scott Carlin
Pete Davidson
Margie Carlin
Margie Carlin
Marisa Tomei
Ray Bishop
Ray Bishop
Bill Burr
Kelsey
Kelsey
Bel Powley
Claire Carlin
Claire Carlin
Maude Apatow
Papa
Papa
Steve Buscemi
Gina
Gina
Pamela Adlon
Shot or Stabbed Victim
Shot or Stabbed Victim
Action Bronson
Joe
Joe
Kevin Corrigan
Oscar
Oscar
Ricky Velez
Igor
Igor
Moisés Arias
Richie
Richie
Lou Wilson
Firefighter Savage
Firefighter Savage
Jimmy Tatro
Joanne
Joanne
Pauline Chalamet
Tattoo Shop Owner
Tattoo Shop Owner
Machine Gun Kelly
Firefighter Lockwood
Firefighter Lockwood
Domenick Lombardozzi
Tara
Tara
Carly Aquilino
Male Pharmacy Owner
Male Pharmacy Owner
Robert Smigel
Jimmy Bags' Brother
Jimmy Bags' Brother
Robert Vidal III
Kid Who Vomits
Kid Who Vomits
Angus Costello
Joy
Joy
Lynne Koplitz
Todd
Todd
Joseph Paul Kennedy
Joanne's Mother
Joanne's Mother
Nina Hellman
Joanne's Father
Joanne's Father
Jack Hamblin
Grandpa
Grandpa
Stephen Davidson
Security Guard
Security Guard
Keith Robinson
Harold
Harold
Luke David Blumm
Waitress at Denino's
Waitress at Denino's
Liza Treyger
Zoots
Zoots
Derek Gaines
Woman Eating in Restaurant
Woman Eating in Restaurant
Meredith Handerhan
Husband Ordering in Restaurant
Husband Ordering in Restaurant
Rich Vos
Wife Ordering in Restaurant
Wife Ordering in Restaurant
Bonnie McFarlane
Pepe
Pepe
Jay Rodriguez
Firefighter Jaylen Patterson
Firefighter Jaylen Patterson
Giselle King
Captain Palazzo
Captain Palazzo
John Sorrentino
Kelly
Kelly
Alexis Rae Forlenza
Firefighter Morales
Firefighter Morales
Rafael Poueriet
Kindergarten Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher
Nana Mensah
Tattoo Customer
Tattoo Customer
Kill
Kelsey's Tinder Date
Kelsey's Tinder Date
Anthony Lee Medina
'What's Your Major?' Girl at College Bar
'What's Your Major?' Girl at College Bar
Nyla Durdin
Aspiring Actress at College Bar
Aspiring Actress at College Bar
Katherine Ray Zimmerman
1% Girl in Dorm Room
1% Girl in Dorm Room
Lilly Brown
Female Pharmacy Owner
Female Pharmacy Owner
Jessica Kirson
First Cop at Pharmacy
First Cop at Pharmacy
Laurence Blum
Second Cop at Pharmacy
Second Cop at Pharmacy
David Lomax
Carla
Carla
Casey Davidson
Dougie
Dougie
Antony Marino
Man Yelling in Backyard
Man Yelling in Backyard
Nils Johnson
Firefighter Rivera
Firefighter Rivera
Mario Polit
Firefighter Thompson
Firefighter Thompson
Mike Vecchione
Firefighter Gardner
Firefighter Gardner
Hank Strong
Admissions Nurse in ER
Admissions Nurse in ER
Marilyn Torres
Patient in Pain in ER
Patient in Pain in ER
Teodorina Bello
Doctor in ER
Doctor in ER
Michelle Sohn
Bar Patron
Bar Patron
Vincent Paolicelli
Staten Island Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Staten Island Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Kadrolsha Ona Carole
Staten Island Yankee (uncredited)
Staten Island Yankee (uncredited)
Leonys Delossantos
Patient (uncredited)
Patient (uncredited)
Ken Holmes
Staten Island Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Staten Island Yankees Fan (uncredited)
Mark Lehneman
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Bob Leszczak
Baseball Spectator (uncredited)
Baseball Spectator (uncredited)
Marisa Marra
Classroom Student (uncredited)
Classroom Student (uncredited)
Emma R. Mudd
Fireman (uncredited)
Fireman (uncredited)
Jimmy Star
School Kid (uncredited)
School Kid (uncredited)
Melania Zalipsky

Reviews

  • SWITCH.

    Pete Davidson has had a rough career and is viewed in a somewhat bad light, mainly due to terrible “cancel culture“ trends. If you go in wanting hate him, you will, but that defeats the heart of the film. 'The King of Staten Island' shines as both as semi-autobiographical film and another fantastic entry in Judd Apatow's ever-growing filmography. - Chris dos Santos Read Chris' full article... https://www.maketheswitch.com.au/article/review-the-king-of-staten-island-judd-apatow-and-pete-davidson-team-up-is-a-match-made-in-heaven

  • msbreviews

    If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com Judd Apatow has directed/produced some hilarious pieces of cinema: Trainwreck, Bridesmaids, Superbad, Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin... He's got quite the filmography, there's no way of denying it. Therefore, his name alone is enough to grab my attention when a comedy co-written and directed by him comes along. Add Pete Davidson as a co-writer and the main star, plus a really fascinating cast with Marisa Tomei and Bill Burr, and I'm definitely interested. The King of Staten Island holds a formulaic premise (the whole "dead parent entails a bad kid who needs to learn how to be a better person" has been done to exhaustion), but is it able to elevate it in some way? First of all, the dark humor really works for me. For anyone who doesn't appreciate this type of comedy, Apatow's film might be too excessive. Tons of unrestrained jokes about the most sensitive subjects, and characters with no limits to where they can go with their wicked sense of humor. So, if you're not a fan of dark comedy, this movie might turn out to be a very unpleasant experience. However, if you have no issues with laughing at a "bad joke", this comedy might just work well enough for you to have a good time. I had really good laughs. Scott takes the "bad kid who does bad stuff" to a quite terrible (and sometimes illegal) level. He possesses all kinds of psychological issues that you can think of plus some more. He says the most depressing, sad, offensive things to anyone that crosses his path. Pete Davidson absolutely shines in this role, it really feels like he's having an outstanding amount of fun. However, his character goes through such an overlong and exaggerated route that I could neither relate to nor feel sorry for him. This will make or break the film for any viewer: your emotional connection with the protagonist. As I said in the beginning, the narrative follows a pretty cliche story that people have seen thousands of times. So, from the get-go, it's fairly easy to understand where the movie is going, what's going to change within the characters, and how it's going to end. Screenplay surprises don't come often in this genre, and even when they do, very rarely, they're able to impact the audience in a way that completely changes our perspective on the film or its characters. The King of Staten Island is a movie that tells its viewers everything they need to know in the first ten to fifteen minutes, and then there's nothing remotely new throughout. It's just way too long. A bit over two hours seeing someone trying to figure out what he's going to do with his life is not exactly the best entertainment ever. There's more than one way to try to relate to Pete Davidson's character, but I really needed to dig deep to find one. As people probably know, Davidson's father was also a firefighter who died in the 9/11 attacks, and this film clearly takes inspiration from Davidson's life. It's not his biography, but he definitely puts a lot of his own personal issues into Scott's personality. Some people even state that he's just portraying himself, and that's not that far from the truth. In my opinion, the best aspect of the movie is undoubtedly the incredibly realistic dialogues. It genuinely feels like the characters are having real conversations. The editing is so impeccable that I forgot I was watching a film for a couple of moments. The chemistry between every member of the cast is so vibrant that every single dialogue between any two characters always feels extremely lifelike. Marisa Tomei and Bill Burr are astonishing, they truly are. I wish more time was given to develop a bit more of Bel Powley's personal subplot, but I understand that she's far from being one of the most relevant characters. In the end, The King of Staten Island employs a very well-known (and a bit overused) formula that goes on for way too long, but Judd Apatow balances it with a hilariously dark sense of humor, with the help of his co-writers, Pete Davidson and Dave Sirus. Most of the comedy really works, which helped to get through the least entertaining (and predictable) portions of the narrative. Davidson shines in a role that many addressed as "he's just playing himself", but I find him incredibly engaging and captivating to watch, even though I can't quite relate to his character. The emotional attachment to the protagonist is the major component that's either going to make you love this flick or spend a couple of hours just watching someone trying to figure out what to do with his life. The realistic dialogues (elevated by perfect editing) and the cast's phenomenal chemistry just tip the scale to the positive side. I definitely recommend it, but with the small warning that if you're not a fan of dark comedy, then it's better to skip this one. Rating: B-