“The King of Staten Island” a Judd Apatow movie, starring Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Maude Apatow, Bel Powley and others was a funny movie about some mature themes.
The movie tells the story about Scott (Davidson) who is still getting over the death of his firefighter dad seventeen years later while his sister Claire (Apatow) is going off to college, his mom (Tomei) is looking for a new love, and his friends want to hang out and smoke weed all day.
I really liked the story told by Apatow and Davidson in this film. Scott is a dynamic character that grows and changes despite his strong resistance. It is not until he can let himself truly grieve the loss of his father, that the weight of it can lift off of him, and let him move forward, and really live his life the way he wants to.
Like other Apatow movies there is frequent drug use, a brief sex scene, and constant language throughout the film.
The movie closes with a dedication to Scott Davidson, Pete’s father, who was a firefighter that died during the terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.